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About Gival Press

Gival Press, LLC, an award-winning independent literary publishing house located in Arlington, Virginia, publishes fiction, non-fiction (essays / educational texts), and poetry. To promote writing, Gival Press as of January 2024 sponsors two contests which are annual.

The Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award is in its 23rd year; deadline June 27th. Prize: $500.00 for the best original unpublished (be it in print or online) poem in English or a translation into English from another language as long as the translator of the English unpublished version has the approval of the original poet that best describes LGBTQ+ life.

The Gival Press Short Story Award is in its 21st year; deadline August 8th. Prize: $1,000.00 for the best original unpublished (be it in print or online), stand-alone story in English or a translation into English from another language as long as the translator of the English unpublished version has the approval of the original author of approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words of high literary quality.

 

Please note that entries to the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award and the Gival Press Short Story Award require a reading fee and must be submitted via Submittable. For complete details, see the link below.

 

The portal will open by the end of January of 2024:

https://Givalpress.Submittable.com

Caution: Please note that the contract for the winners of the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award and the Gival Press Short Story Award includes a statement explaining that any Work created by AI (Artificial Intelligence software) will be eliminated from the contests.

Please note that the Gival Press Novel Award and the Gival Press Poetry Award as of January 2024 are on hiatus.

 

Our publications are in English, French, and Spanish.

Please note that Gival Press does not currently have an open reading period for mss until further notice.

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Please note that in 2024 the online journal, ArLiJo (The Arlington Literary Journal) will have an open reading period for poetry (about 3-5 poems at a time), fiction / nonfiction (of no more than 10 pages or @ 2,500 words), and/or photography or art (@ 300 dpi) from March 25 to April 25, 2024, post the AWP Conference. Works may be in other languages as long as an English translation accompanies the work, and the work is original and written by the author who submits the work. Obviously, the author will need to submit proof of permission to translate any work that is under copyright and/or contract.

There is no charge for submissions.

 

Please place Query in the Subject line of any email and include a short description of the project along with a short bio. Please only send work as a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document or jpg/tiff; please do not send work as a PDF document.

Send ArLiJo submissions only to:

ArLiJo @ myyahoo . com.

Any work published shall remain the property of the author/poet/artist and for any previously published work to appear the author/poet/artist must still retain the rights of the work and must provide the publication name and the date of publication. Please note that ArLiJo is an ejournal.

Visit:

https://ArLiJo.com

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Contact Us

Gival Press, LLC
PO Box 3812
Arlington, VA 22203
givalpress@yahoo.com
703-351-0079

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Affiliations

Gival Press is a member of the following organizations:

  • APSS (Association of Publishers for Special Sales)

  • BBB (Better Business Bureau)

  • CLMP (Council of Literary Magazines & Publishers)

  • IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association)​

  • NABE (National Association of Book Entrepreneurs)​

  • The Publishing Triangle​

Other Associations/ Organizations Gival Press has affiliation with or has contributed to:

 

  • Academy of American Poets

  • ​Arlington-Alexandria Gay & Lesbian Alliance

  • ​Authors Guild 

  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs)

  • ​Center for Fiction, NYC

  • ​Gay & Lesbian Review

  • ​GLAAD

  • ​Human Right Campaign

  • ​Lambda Literary Foundation

  • ​Latinx History Project, Washington, DC

  • ​PEN America

  • ​Poets House

  • ​Poets & Writers, Inc.

  • ​Poetry Society of America

  • ​Poetry Society of Virginia

  • ​Rainbow History Project, Washington, DC

  • ​Writers' League of Texas

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