thu08augAll DayThe 21st Annual Gival Press Short Story AwardCategoryShort StoryInternationalEntry Fee$25 Max word count15,000 Top Prize$1,000 and publication

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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 The best original unpublished (be it in print or online) stand-along short story in English may be a translation into English from another language as long as the translator of the English unpublished version has the approval of the original author.

Submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation) stand-alone short story in English must be approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words of high literary quality, typed, double-spaced on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.

We are keen to encourage quality, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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