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Entering the 2018 Award

Entries are now closed for the 2018 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 Stories need to have been either previously unpublished or only published after 31 December 2016. Five other authors shortlisted for the award will each receive £1,000. The prize is administered by the Society of Authors.

The deadline for entries was 6pm (GMT) on Monday, 2 October 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