The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2019/20

WELCOME TO the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2019/20. 

Now in its fifth year, the prize was set up to help Galley Beggar Press 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 as a result of taking part in the prize. Our winners have been profiled in the Bookseller and elsewhere. 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 the 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.
‘When can you start?’ (winner of the 2018/19 Prize), ‘Brothers’ (winner of the 2017/19 Prize), ‘Marlene or Number 16’ (winner of the 2016/17 Prize), ‘Backburn’ (winner of the inaugural 2015/16 Prize) can be accessed here, herehere and here.
To enter the 2019/20 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize, click here.