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2016 The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award


Are you an awesome novelist or story writer?

Have you been published in the past? Particularly in the UK or Ireland?

How much publicity did you enjoy and how much financial benefit was it crowned with?

Well, here is another chance to prove your literary worth again. By demonstrating your fine craft through the rhythm of your pen and paper before the world, £30,000 could be yours.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is, at £30,000 to the winner, the world’s richest prize for a single short story.

Launched in 2010, 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.


For full details of eligibility, please click here


The Sunday Times EFG


Any topic

Reward Proposed

£30,000 will be going to the winner

£1,000 to each of the five runners-up


24th September, 2015 6pm (GMT)

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Picture

Rules for Application

  • Write a story of 6,000 or less
  • The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is open to writers of any nationality.
  • Stories should be of about 6,000 words or fewer and original.
  • Entrants just have to show a previous record of publication in creative writing in the UK and Ireland.
  • Entries can be either unpublished or first published after 1 January 2015.
  • The winner of prizes will be announced on 22 April 2016
  • Both email and postal entries are accepted.

Further Enquiries

Click here for your entry form and other details.

You can equally send an email tosundaytimesEFG@booktrust.org.uk for further inquiry.


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