The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the world’s richest short story prize, with the winner presented with £30,000 and each of the shortlisted writers receiving £1,000.

The award is given to a published writer, from any country, for a single short story of up to 6,000 words.

Entry to the 2018 Competition is now open.

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2017 winner announced: Bret Anthony Johnston for 'Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses'

Keep up to date with the prize at www.shortstoryaward.co.uk 

For any queries relating to the prize please contact STEFGqueries@societyofauthors.org 

Previous winners are Jonathan Tel, Yiyun Li, Adam Johnson, Junot Diaz , Kevin Barry, Anthony Doerr, and CK Stead. Shortlisted authors have included Hilary Mantel, Emma Donoghue, Elizabeth Strout, and Ali Smith.

For full details of the 2018 Terms & Conditions, please click here.