The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2018/19


Classic Stories No. 8:

AS WE ENTER THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE GBP Short Story Prize 2018/19, we’ll be posting recommendations from our judges of short stories (both classic and contemporary) for readers and entrants to access freely.

Today, here is Sophie Mackintosh’s ‘Grace’, chosen by GBP Short Story Prize judge Aki Schilz. Aki writes: ‘Sophie Mackintosh’s writing is dreamlike yet ferociously precise. This story caught me by the body, and if it's anything to go by, her debut novel The Water Cure promises to be a sensation.’

You can read ‘Grace’ here.

An interview with Sophie can be found here.

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