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The Award – an international prize for a single short story – recognises the finest writers, with previous winners including Junot Diaz, Kevin Barry, Anthony Doerr and C K Stead. Worth £30,000 to the winner and £1,000 to each of the five runners-up, prizes will be announced in April 2015.

Entry is open to authors from anywhere in the world, as long as they have a previous record of publication in creative writing in the UK and Ireland. Stories must be previously unpublished, or first published after 1 January 2014. All entries must be 6,000 words or under and entirely original.

About the Prize:

Launched in 2009 by Lord Matthew Evans, chairman of EFG Private Bank and Cathy Galvin from The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK. Worth £30,000 to the winner, and £1,000 to each of the shortlisted authors, the annual award aims to promote and celebrate the excellence of the modern short story, and has attracted entries from some of the world’s finest writers.

Winners of the ­international competition, which is open to stories of up to 6,000 words written in English, have come from all over the world, and have included the Pulitzer prize-­winning American writer Junot Diaz, CK Stead from New ­Zealand and Kevin Barry from ­Ireland. Last year’s recipient of the award was the Pulitzer winner Adam Johnson for his haunting story ‘Nirvana’.

How to enter

You’ll find a full online entry form here and full entry instructions and terms and conditions here

Other information:

  • For details of how to apply for 2014, or questions about the terms and conditions, please email: [email protected]
  • For permission to use an extract of one of the short stories please email: [email protected]
  • To contact one of the authors, please email: [email protected]
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The Award - an international prize for a single short story - recognises the finest writers, with previous winners including Junot Diaz, Kevin Barry, Anthony Doerr and C K Stead. Worth £30,000 to the winner and £1,000 to each of the five runners-up, prizes will be announced in April...
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