Deadline: August 8, 2024

Entry fee: $25

About the competition

The Gival Press Short Story Award is in its 21st year, deadline August 8th.

Author will receive $1,000.00 and the winning story will be published on the Gival Press website. In addition, Gival Press hopes to publish an anthology of the winners of this award along with the best short stories submitted to the contest over a period of several years in a future anthology of short stories. The best original unpublished (be it in print or online) stand-along short story in English may be a translation into English from another language as long as the translator of the English unpublished version has the approval of the original author.

Submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation) stand-alone short story in English must be approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words of high literary quality, typed, double-spaced on one side of the paper only, with word count in the upper left hand side of the first page, along with the title.

Short stories will be judged anonymously, and the decision of the judge will be final. The winner for the previous award will be the judge for the following year.

Competition guideline

  • Submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation) stand-alone short story in English must be approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words of high literary quality, typed, double-spaced on one side of the paper only, with word count in the upper left hand side of the first page, along with the title. The author’s name should not appear on the numbered pages of the ms which should be clipped together. Author should keep a copy of the submission as it will not be returned. Please note that the story should be a “stand alone story” —-not a chapter from a novel.
  • Re AI:
  • Please note that our contracts state that any Work created by AI (Artificial Intelligence software) will be eliminated from the contest.
  • Submission:
    Author Identification: Submit name, address, telephone number, email address on a separate page, along with the title of the short story submitted. A short bio should also be included. If the short story wins, the author must make the manuscript available to Gival Press on a USB in Rich Text Format (RTF)—this refers to how one saves the document on one’s computer. If you submit via https://givalpress.submittable.com, be sure to include in your cover letter:
    Name
    Address
    Telephone
    Email address
    Please include which pronouns you use to refer to yourself.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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