Thank you for visiting Gival Press, celebrating 20 years in 2018.

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 (biennial), deadline May 30th
  2. Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, (annual) deadline June 27th
  3. Gival Press Short Story Award (annual), deadline August 8th
  4. Gival Press Poetry Award (biennial), deadline December 15th

Please note that our ejournal, ArLiJo  which features art, fiction, and poetry, is online. Visit www.ArLiJo.com. There is no reading fee and payment to contributors is a book from a list of books published by Gival Press. Contributors retain the rights after the online publication. The submission period will open from January 15 to March 15, 2018.

Best wishes and thanks for considering Gival Press.

Robert L. Giron

Editor-in-Chief

Gival Press

www.givalpress.com


 


The 15th Annual Gival Press Short Story Award

Deadline:
August 8, 2018 (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. Please note that the judging begins after August 8, 2018, with the announcement of the winner within 3-4 months.

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Submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation) short story in English must be approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words of high literary quality, typed, double-spaced on one side of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

The 19th Gival Press Poetry Award-2019

Deadline:
December 15, 2019 (postmarked).
Our dates never change, if the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday becomes the default postmarked date, if you mail the entry. Please note that the judging begins after Dec. 15, 2019, with the announcement of the winner within 3-4 months. The winner will be published in 2020.

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.
Gival Press, LLC