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2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

Entries are now open for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

The prize is an international award that is administered by the Society of Authors. Founded in 2010, it is open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English.

Are you an awesome novelist or story writer?

Have you been published in the past, particularly in the UK or Ireland?

How much publicity did you enjoy and how much financial benefit was it crowned with?

Well, here is another chance to prove your literary worth again. By demonstrating your fine craft through the rhythm of your pen and paper before the world, £30,000 could be yours.


Any topic


The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is administered by The Society of Authors


The winner will receive £30,000

Five authors shortlisted for the award will each receive £1,000.


29 September 2016.


  • Stories need to have been either previously unpublished or only published after 31 December 2015.
  • Story should be up to 6,000 words written in English
  • To be eligible, the author must simply have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland.
  • Entries can be made either digitally by pressing the Digital Entry Form button, or by post, by pressing the Postal Entry Form button, printing the postal form off and sending it together with 11 copies of the story to the address listed on this page.
  • The deadline for entries is 6pm (GMT) on Thursday, 29 September 2016.
  • Before filling in the entry form please read the instructions and the terms and conditions, which are available to download from this page.

You could also submit to:

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2017,
The Society of Authors,
84 Drayton Gardens,
SW10 9SB


For any queries, you can write to The Society of Authors using the postal address, or send an email to


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