Congratulations to Uschi Gatward who has recently secured a book deal for her debut short story collection, English Magic.
Uschi, who was shortlisted for the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize, will have the collection published in 2021 by prestigious independent publisher, Galley Beggar Press.
Commenting on The Bookseller website, Uschi said: “I’m very happy indeed that my book has found a home with such an exciting and brilliant publishing house. Galley Beggar published my story, Beltane, three years ago, and it’s wonderful that they’re now putting out the whole collection.”
And Sam Jordison of Galley Beggar said in the same piece: “We’ve been waiting for years to be able to put out a collection of short stories, but the right one hasn’t come along. Until now. Uschi Gatward’s English Magic has that precious quality where every story resonates, and the sum of all the stories together is even greater than the individual parts. They’re funny, they’re heart-breaking, they’re human—and they tell us something real about the world.”
We wish Uschi great success with English Magic and look forward to its publication in autumn 2021.
Uschi Gatward was shortlisted for the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize with her story, Pink Lemonade. The story was published in our Volume 6 anthology by Tangent Books.