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
- Stories must be previously unpublished, or first published after 1 January 2014.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: sundaytimesEFG@booktrust.org.uk – 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.
- 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’
Entry form HERE.The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 Booktrust Book House 45 East Hill, London United Kingdom
Source: Andrew Blackman