The Short Story Award is Back With a $38,000 Grand Prize!

The deadline for the Short Story Award is approaching very soon! This will be our final update about the contest before it closes to entries on Friday, December 13th, 2019.

Sponsored by Amazon-owned Audible, they are offering a grand prize of a whopping £30,000, which equals almost $38,000 USD.

There will also be five shortlisted winners, who will each receive £2,000. That’s £1,000 for the award, plus another £1,000 for their story to be published in audio-book format by Audible.

That means the total prizes, fees, and awards equal £40,000, or over $50,000 USD.

For writers who are new to publishing in the UK, you may have to start by working on next year’s entry first: The primary requirement is that you’ve been published in the UK or Ireland at least once with an established publication. So, if you haven’t yet been published there, the first step is to get that publication, then enter the contest next year.

The goal, it seems, is to encourage publishing in the UK.

For those authors ready to enter this year, the story must be no more than 6,000 words.

The deadline to enter is December 13th, 2019.

Learn more about the contest here.


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