Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Sunday Times short story competition offers you the chance to win £30,000

At this time of blogging, you have about two and a half weeks. Your word count is 6,000 words or under. You don’t need to be Irish or British, and the competition is open to everyone from every corner of the world. But, you must have been published in the UK first.
The SundayTimes EFG Private Bank Short Story Award is a determinedly international prize that aims to celebrate the finest in short fiction, and is open to any writer from around the world with a record of literary publication in the UK.”
Entries must be in English.  
*Dead*lion is 27 September 2013
This year the judges are David Baddiel, Sarah Hall, Matthew Evans, Professor John Carey and Elif Shafak.
Prize: The best short story will garner you a cool £30,000. The five runners up will get £1,000 and their short stories will be published online.
The longlist will be out in February 2014.
The winner will be announced in April 2014
Last year Junot Diaz won, his short story was entitled Miss Lora. The competition has a reputation as a magnet for attracting literary heavyweights. Hilary Mantel and Emma Donoghue previously entered this competition. 

Personal note: I’m quite sure that I would never win this competition, but ode to be on the longlist! That would be amazing, and not to sound too corny, but like a dream coming true in itself. 
The Judges

of the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award


  1. Wow, what an opportunity. I wonder if they charge to enter. I'll have to check!

  2. Hi Theresa, Just downloaded the entry form and can't find any mention of a price for entering. I'm pretty sure it's free. The form can be found here: http://www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes/5

    They also have this e-mail where you can send completed entry forms: sundaytimesEFG@booktrust.org.uk

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