The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2017/18


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Classic Stories No. 6:
SHEILA HETI, ‘The poet and the novelist as roommates’

ONCE A WEEK, and while submissions are open for the GBP Short Story Prize 2017/18, we'll be posting a short story for our friends and entrants to access freely.

Fifth is Sheila Heti’s ‘The poet and the novelist as roommates’, chosen by GBP Short Story Prize judge Joanna Walsh. This choice, Joanna writes, will be “searingly familiar for any woman who's ever gone home with a @youinyourMFA. I love Heti’s whole collection.”

You can read ‘The poet and the novelist as roommates’ here.

And also access an excellent interview with Heti (‘Why I love dirty books’) here.

To learn more about this year’s prize, head here.

Scroll down to read more of our judge’s classic story selections.