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Promoting & celebrating the excellence of the modern short story

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.

The submission period for the 2019 award closed at 6pm on February 15, 2019. The longlist will be announced in June 2019, the shortlist in July 2019, and the winner will be announced on September 12, 2019.

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2019 winner

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Danielle McLaughlin takes the top spot with 'A Partial List of the Saved'

The Irish writer, Danielle McLaughlin, won the 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award for her story 'A Partial List of the Saved'

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Latest news for the 2019 award

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Highlights of the 2019 Award ceremony

18th September 2019

Looking back at the this year's Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award Prize ceremony, one week on

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Listen to the Winning Story Today

13th September 2019

The First Ever Audiobook Anthology of the Shortlist Available Now

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Thrilling New Irish Voice Danielle McLaughlin Wins The 10th Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019

12th September 2019

McLaughlin Triumphs Over An Outstanding Shortlist With Her Story A Partial List Of The Saved

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A look back at the 2018 winner

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Courtney Zoffness took the top spot with her story 'Peanuts Aren't Nuts'

The American writer, Courtney Zoffness, won the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for her story Peanuts Aren't Nuts.

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