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2019 award

Open for submissions

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award, for a story of 6,000 words or less, is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who has been published in the UK or Ireland.

Entries for the 2019 award open on December 16, 2018 and close at 6pm on February 15, 2019. Six shortlisted authors will receive £1,000 and have their stories published by Audible, and the winner will be announced on September, 12 2019.

To find out more about the prize and eligibility, and our new sponsorship with Audible, click on About.

To enter, click on Submit Story.

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2018 award

The Sunday Times Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

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2017 award

The Sunday Times Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

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2016 award

The Sunday Times Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

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2015 award

The Sunday Times Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

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2014 award

The Sunday Times Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

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2013 award

One of the great strengths of The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the quality and experience of its judging panels which have featured an array of outstanding writers.

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2012 award

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

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2011 award

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

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2010 award

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

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