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Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize



Building on the success of the monthly Galley Beggar Singles Club, which since its inception has won several national awards, Galley Beggar Press will be running a new, annual short story prize for both published and unpublished writers. The prize aims to sponsor nothing more and nothing less than exceptionally good stories. We want the best – and we want you to be the best.
Short-lists, long-lists, readings and prizes
The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2015.
On 1 January 2016 a long-list of 8–10 stories will be announced.
On 21 January 2016 a short-list of 4 stories will be announced.
On 14 February 2016 the winner will be announced on the Galley Beggar website.

The winning author will be invited to choose from a cash prize of £500 or year-long editorial support from the directors of Galley Beggar Press. (See the terms and conditions for full details.)

In addition, the stories of the long-listed, short-listed and winning authors will be anthologised in an ebook which will be sent out to subscribers to theGalley Beggar Singles Club, and made available in our store. Additionally, on 10 March 2016, at Waterstones Piccadilly in London, they will be invited to attend a celebratory event and read from their work.
Further submission information and dates
Submissions must be no longer than 6,000 words, and the cost of entry for each short story is £10.
Submissions of six short stories or more will receive a year's free subscription to Galley Beggar Press Singles Club.
The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2015.
By entering this award, you accept the terms and conditions.
To submit your stories, please refer to the instructions above.
Judges

The judges for this year's award are Sam Jordison and Eloise Millar (the directors of Galley Beggar Press) and award-winning authors Paul Ewen and Benjamin Myers. Read more about the judges.
How to enter

To enter the award, there are two simple steps:
Attach your story, together with a covering page detailing your name, contact details, and the title of the work, using the widget beneath these notes.
Hit 'add to cart' and tour submission will then be added to the Galley Beggar Store shopping basket. Go to that basket and pay the £10 fee using Paypal.

We encourage online submissions. Those who need to post their submissions should first email info@galleybeggar.co.uk.

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