The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

     Category:  Prose
     Deadline:  September 28, 2017  (expired!)
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    The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

    Organised by the Society of Authors, The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the world's richest prize for a single short story.

    Co-founded in 2010 by Lord Matthew Evans of EFG and The Sunday Times's Cathy Galvin, the prize is an international award that aims to promote and celebrate the excellence of the modern short story and has attracted entries from some of the world's finest writers.

    Stories need to have been either previously unpublished or only published after 31 December 2016. Up to 6,000 words written in English. One entry per author.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open to writers of any nationality or residence, but you must have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland.


    Five authors shortlisted for the award will each receive 1,000 GBP (approx. 1,290 USD). The winner will receive 30,000 GBP (approx. 38,720 USD).