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Entering the 2017 Award

Entries have now closed for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English. Stories need to have been either previously unpublished or only published after 31 December 2015. Five authors shortlisted for the award will each receive £1,000. The prize is administered by the Society of Authors. To be eligible, the author must simply have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland.

The deadline for entries was 6pm (GMT) on Thursday, 29 September 2016.

Entries for the 2018 award will open on Sunday, 25 June, 2017

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