The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is an international award and the world’s richest prize for a single short story. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK. The aim of this international award is to promote and celebrate the excellence of the modern short story and has attracted entries from some of the world’s finest writers. The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner and five authors shortlisted for the award will each receive £1,000.
The award was launched in 2009 by Lord Matthew Evans, former chairman of EFG Private Bank and Cathy Galvin from The Sunday Times.
- The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.
- The Award is open to authors writing in the English language, aged 18 years or over at the time of submission, who must have been previously published in the English language in the UK or Ireland.
- The story entered must either unpublished (worldwide) or first published or scheduled for publication after 1 January 2016.
- The author must have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland. This means the author must previously have had works of prose fiction, drama or poetry published by an established publisher or an established printed magazine in the UK or Ireland, or broadcast by a national radio station in the UK or Ireland.
- The Award is not open to employees of TNL publishers of The Sunday Times and Sunday Times Magazine (referred to herein as TNL or The Sunday Times), any of its associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, EFG, Society of Authors or anyone connected with the Award or their direct family members
- Authors currently serving a term of imprisonment are ineligible for the Award
How to Apply:
The candidates can apply either on-line or off-line for the given contest.
- You can apply on-line through the given link: http://shortstoryaward.co.uk/entries/form
- You can also download the application form from the given link, to be applying off-line:http://shortstoryaward.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/SoA%20POSTAL%20Application%20Form-UPDATE.pdf
The candidates can send the application form at the following address:
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2017,
The Society of Authors,
84 Drayton Gardens,
• First prize is worth £30,000 and this will be presented to the author of the best, eligible Entry in the opinion of the judges
• There will be five runners-up prizes of £1,000 each
• Prizes will be awarded as cheque to the winners and runners-up only
The deadline for entries is 6 pm (GMT) on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
For any queries, you can write to The Society of Authors using the postal address, or send an email to stefgqueries-at-societyofauthors.org.
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