The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 (UK)

Launched in 2009 by Lord Matthew Evans, The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is an international prize for a single short story – recognising the finest writers from around the globe. The prize has an immensely rich heritage, with some of the finest writers from America, Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth appearing on its longlists and shortlists.

Entry is open to authors from anywhere in the world, as long as they have a previous record of publication in creative writing in the UK and Ireland.

Prizes: Worth £30,000 to the winner and £1,000 to each of the five runners-up, prizes will be announced in April 2015.

Entry fee: None

Deadline: Friday 26 September 2014 6 pm GMT

Submission Highlights

  • Stories must be previously unpublished, or first published after 1 January 2014.
  • All entries must be 6,000 words or under and entirely original.
  • Must be ONE entry sent written in English.
  • Can be sent via post or email.
  • Read the TERMS & CONDITIONS carefully.
  • Once you have submitted your Entry Form, please email your accompanying short story to: – including the Author’s full name and Title of story in the subject line of your email. Entries will be accepted from Sunday 27 July 2014.

Previous winners

  • 2014 Adam Johnson with ‘Nirvana’
  • 2013 Junot Diaz with ‘Miss Lora’
  • 2012 Kevin Barry with ‘Beer Trip to Llandudno’
  • 2011 Anthony Doerr with ‘The Deep’
  • 2010 CK Stead with ‘Last Season’s Man’

Keep up to date via Twitter and Facebook.

Entry form HERE.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015
Book House
45 East Hill, London
United Kingdom

Source: Andrew Blackman


Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at

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