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 closed.

2018 winner announced: Courtney Zoffness for 'Peanuts Aren't Nuts'

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Previous winners are Breat Anthony Johnston, 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.