The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize

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The GBP Short Story Prize 2018/19 is currently open to submissions. While it is, we’ll be revisiting last year’s fantastic longlist- and shortlistees, with links to their work.

Our second finalist, from the 2017/18 longlist of 10 authors, is Jessica Bonder. 

JESSICA BONDER is an American fiction writer. She has published short stories in The Stockholm Review, The Lonely Crowd, STORGY Magazine, Split Lip Magazine, Black Heart Magazine, The Bohemyth, The Fiction Pool, The Writing Disorder, and The Cabinet of Heed. Recent honours include: an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open, March/April 2017; a longlisting for STORGY Magazine’s 2017 EXIT EARTH Short Story Competition; and a finalist in Split Lip Magazine’s 2017 Summer Mix Tape Flash Fiction Contest.

Jessica Bonder’s 2017/18 GBP Short Story Prize longlisted story, ‘Turf’, is available to read here.

You can read our three-question interview with Jessica here.

For the submissions portal and further information about this year’s prize, head here.