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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Short story contest: Gival Press

(News courtesy of R. S. White)

Gival Press Short Story Contest

August 8, 2010 (postmarked)
Our dates never change, if the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday
becomes the default postmarked date.

Submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation)
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.

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 an IBM-compatible disk or CD in Rich Text Format
(RTF)—this refers to how one saves the document on one's computer

Reading fee:
$25.00 (USD) by check or money order drawn on an American bank for
each short story submitted. Payable to: Gival Press, LLC.

International entrants must send a check drawn on a USA bank routed
through a USA address, such as Bank of America; no international money
orders are acceptable.

Please note that Gival Press can also accept the entry free by major
credit card; however, we only take credit card information by phone

Mail to:
Robert L. Giron, Editor
Gival Press Short Story Award
Gival Press, LLC
PO Box 3812
Arlington, VA 22203.

Notification of the Winner:
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for notification of
the winner or visit our website (, where the
winner and finalists will be announced.

We try our best to announce the winner in the fall of the same year.
Unfortunately it takes time to read and judge the entries and to
contact the individuals involved.

Author will receive $1,000.00 and the winning story will be published
on the Gival Press website and in a future anthology of short stories.

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.

Discount Offered to Entrants:
Anyone who has entered a Gival Press contest may purchase any books
published or distributed by Gival Press at a 20% discount off the
retail price, with free shipment. Credit cards are preferred. Kindly
either call us (703.351.0079 - leave a message if we can't answer when
you call and we will call you back) or send us an email with your
phone number and we will call you, as we only accept the credit card
information by phone.