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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.

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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Latest news for the 2019 award


Audible is announced as the new sponsor of the world's richest prize for a short story

16th December 2018

The leading producer of spoken word entertainment will join forces with The Sunday Times to create an audio anthology for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019, now in its tenth year.

Read the announcement

A look back at the 2018 winner

Courtney Zoffness

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

Read the winning story