$39,000 Short Story Prize: The Sunday Times Short Story Awards

The world’s biggest prize for short stories is now open to submissions. Sponsored by EFG International and The Sunday Times, the prize offers £30,000 ($39,000 USD) for the winning short story.

According to the website:

The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English. Stories need to have been either previously unpublished or only published after 31 December 2015. Five authors shortlisted for the award will each receive £1,000. The prize is administered by the Society of Authors.

The prize is open to writers from around the world. However, the author must have “a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland.”  If you don’t have such a record of publication, it may not be too late. The deadline for entry is September 29th, 2016. Additionally, it is an annual prize, which means you can always aim for next year.

To learn more, be sure to visit the website.


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