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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 2020 award closed on December 13, 2019. The longlist will be announced in May 2020, the shortlist in June 2020, and the winner will be announced on July 2, 2020.

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

Latest news for the 2020 award

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Introducing our longlisted authors: Namwali Serpell

29th May 2020

Meet the authors longlisted for the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

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Introducing our longlisted authors: Joseph O'Neill

26th May 2020

Meet the authors longlisted for the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

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Introducing our longlisted authors: Daniel O'Malley

24th May 2020

Meet the authors longlisted for the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

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A look back at the 2019 winner

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Danielle McLaughlin took the top spot with her story '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'

Read the winning story