The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2017/18

WELCOME TO the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2017/18. 

Now in its third year, the prize was set up to help us make contact with talented new writers, and to demonstrate the wonderful things that can be done with short stories. It’s been a fantastic success. Several of our longlisted authors have since signed on with agents and secured book deals (one 2015/16 finalist - Gonzalo C. Garcia - with us!) as a result of taking part in the prize. Our winners have been profiled in the Bookseller. We’ve had readings and discussions about the prize at book festivals. And we’ve been sent some astonishing stories.

You can read more about the prize – with information on prizes, judges, deadlines, and how to enter – here.
To learn more about last year’s finalists – with links to many of their stories – click here.
‘Marlene or Number 16’ (which won the 2016/17 Prize) and ‘Backburn’ (which won the inaugural 2015/16 Prize) can be accessed here and here.
To enter the 2017/18 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize, click here.