The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize is a very highly regarded competition run by a the innovative and impressive independent publisher, Galley Beggar Press. They’ve published some fantastic books over the years, which you can browse on their website.
Back to the competition though, and the top prize of £2,500 is well worth going for, while the four judges will ensure the winning stories will have to be from the top drawer. You’ve got 6,000 words to play with, but be sure to the make every single one count. The longlist will be announced on 26 January 2024, the shortlist on 16 February 2024 and the winner on 8 March 2024.