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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.

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

Latest news for the 2019 award

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Shortlist Announced for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019

9th September 2019

Please read on to find out about this year's outstanding shortlist

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Meet the Shortlist: Joe Dunthorne

23rd August 2019

Meet 2019 shortlisted writer Joe Dunthorne

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Continuing our Tenth Anniversary Countdown: the Antipodean Legacy

19th August 2019

Marking ten years, and celebrating our tenth shortlist: this week, the influence of antipodean writers on the Award - and whose short stories to read from the Southern Hemisphere

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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