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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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Latest news for the 2019 award

Kevin Barry

Interview with 2012 winner, Kevin Barry

15th June 2019

Kevin Barry won the 2012 award with the story Beer Trip to Llandudno. We caught up with him to discuss his new novel, short stories, and the impact of winning the award on his career.

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Interview with 2019 Judge, Carys Davies

12th June 2019

We chat to Carys Davies, one of our 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award Judges, to see what she'll be looking for this year

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I Heart Short Stories News Roundup May

18th May 2019

We roundup the latest in short story news

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A look back at the 2018 winner

Courtney Zoffness

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.

Read the winning story