Thank you for visiting Gival Press.

We have the following contests for authors and poets which carry a cash prize and for which a reading fee is required.

  1. Gival Press Novel Award, deadline May 30th
  2. Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, deadline June 27th
  3. Gival Press Short Story Award, deadline August 8th
  4. Gival Press Poetry Award, deadline December 15th

Please note that our ejournal, ArLiJo  which features art, fiction, and poetry, is by invitation only. Visit www.ArLiJo.com. There is no reading fee and payment to contributors is a book from the Gival Press catalog of published books. Contributors retain the rights after the online publication. 

Until further notice, the general reading period for queries is closed.

Best wishes and thanks for considering Gival Press as a house to promote your work.

Robert L. Giron

Editor-in-Chief

Gival Press

www.givalpress.com


 


Ends in 5 days, 2 hours $ 20.00
$ 20.00
The 18th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award

Deadline:
December 15, 2016 (postmarked).
Our dates never change, if the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday becomes the default postmarked date, if you mail the entry. 

Guidelines:

Theme:
Completely open.

Eligible Poets:
Open to all, national and international poets.

Language:
English. 

Forms or Style of Poetry:
Original work, not a translation of someone else's poetry. Open to any form or style; simply good poetry.

Length of Manuscript:
At least 45 typed pages of poetry, on one side only. 

Status of the Winning Manuscript:
The manuscript as a whole shall not have been published before. However, include an acknowledgment sheet to indicate any previously published poems in the collection (poem/journal/date). It is the responsibility of the poet to secure the right to publish previously published poems.

Format for Submittal:
Include a separate cover sheet with name, title of manuscript, address (street, city, state, electronic mail), and phone number. The poet's name should not appear on the pages of the ms. The numbered pages should be clipped together. Please be sure that your package is securely sealed.

If the manuscript wins, the poet must make the manuscript available to Gival Press on an IBM-compatible CD or USB in Rich Text Format (RTF)—this refers to how one saves the document on one's computer disk.

A short bio should be included.

Always keep a copy of your manuscript; materials will not be returned and will be recycled after the judging.

Reading Fee:
$20.00 (USD) by personal check or USA money order payable to:
Gival Press, LLC. Or you can pay via Submittable.com.

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 (703.351.0079).

Mail to: 
Robert L. Giron, Editor
Gival Press Poetry Award
Gival Press, LLC 
P.O. 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 (http://www.givalpress.com), where the winner and finalists will be announced.

We try our best to announce the winner by mid spring. Unfortunately, it takes time to read and judge the entries and to contact the individuals involved.


Prize:
The winner will receive $1,000.00 (USD) and his/her book of poetry will be published by Gival Press. The winning poet will receive 20 copies of the publication.

A standard publication contract is offered. 

Judging: The manuscripts are judged anonymously. The winner for the previous award will be the judge for the following year. The decision of the judge will be final.

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.
Ends on June 27, 2017$ 5.00
$ 5.00
The 16th Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."—Oscar Wilde

Deadline:
June 27, 2017 (postmarked)
Our dates never change. If the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday becomes the default postmarked date, if you mail the entry to us.


Focus:
This award will be given to the best previously unpublished original poem written in English (of any length, in any style, typed, double spaced on one side only), which best relates gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender life by a poet who is 18 or older.


Submittal:
Entrants are asked to submit their poems in the following manner: (1) without any kind of identification, with the exception of the title, and (2) with a separate cover page with the following information: name, address (street, city, and state with zip code), telephone number, email address, if available, and the title of the poem submitted. (3) A short bio should also be included.

Poems will not be returned, so poets should keep copies of their poems.

A short bio may also be included.

If you submit via Submittable, please include in your cover letter:
Name
Address
Telephone
Email Address

Reading Fee:
Poets must submit a reading fee of $5.00 (USD) for each individual poem submitted, regardless of the length. Checks or money orders drawn on American banks, routed through a USA address, such as Bank of America, should be made payable to Gival Press, LLC. Overseas money orders are not acceptable. Or you can pay via Submittable.com.



Mail to: 
Robert L. Giron, Editor
Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award
Gival Press, LLC
P.O. Box 3812
Arlington, VA 22203.

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

The winner is usually announced on or before September 1.

Prize:
The winner will receive $100.00 (USD), and the poem, along with information about the poet, will be published on the website of Gival Press (http://www.givalpress.com). The winner will be asked to sign a release form for payment.

In addition, Gival Press hopes to publish an anthology of the winners of this award along with the best poems submitted to the contest over a period of several years.

Judging
Poems will be judged anonymously by the previous winner of the award. The decision made by the judge will be final.

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.
Ends on August 8, 2017$ 25.00
$ 25.00

The 14th Annual Gival Press Short Story Award

Deadline:
August 8, 2017 (postmarked)
Our dates never change, if the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday becomes the default postmarked date, if you mail the entry to us.

Guidelines:
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.

Please note that the story should be a "stand alone story" —-not a chapter from a novel. Please be sure that your envelope is properly sealed.


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 CD or USB in Rich Text Format (RTF)—this refers to how one saves the document on one's computer disk.

If you submit via Submittable, be sure to include in your cover letter:

Name
Address
Telephone
Email address


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. Or you may submit and pay via Submittable.com.

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 (703.351.0079).

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 (http://www.givalpress.com), where the winner and finalists will be announced. Please be sure that your envelope is properly sealed.

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.

Prize:
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. 

Judging:
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.

$ 50.00

Gival Press Novel Award

Deadline
May 30, 2018 (postmarked)
Our dates never change, if the date falls on a Sunday or Memorial Day, then Monday or the next day (respectively) becomes the default postmarked date, if you mail the entry to us.

Guidelines:
Submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation) novel in English must be approximately 30,000 to 100,000 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; please bind the ms with a clip or rubber band. The author's name should not appear on the numbered pages of the ms. Author should keep a copy of the submission as it will not be returned.

Please be sure that your package is securely sealed.

Author Identification:
Submit name, address, telephone number, email address on a separate page, along with the title of the novel submitted. 

A short bio should also be included.
A synopsis is helpful but not required.


If the manuscript wins, the author must make the manuscript available to Gival Press on an IBM-compatible CD or USB in Rich Text Format (RTF)—this refers to how one saves the document on one's computer disk.

If you submit via Submittable, please include in your cover letter,

Name

Address

Telephone

Email Address



Reading fee:
$50.00 (USD) by check or money order drawn on an American bank for each novel submitted. Payable to: Gival Press, LLC. Or you can pay via Submittable.com.

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 (703.351.0079).


Mail to:
Robert L. Giron, Editor
Gival Press Novel 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 (http://www.givalpress.com), 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.


Prize:
Author will receive $3,000.00 and his/her novel will be published by Gival Press. He/she will receive 20 copies of the publication. A standard contract is offered. 


Judging:
Novels will be judged anonymously and the decision of the judges will be final.

The final judge to be announced.


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.