Short story prize: The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

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The world's richest prize for a single short story is open for entries

The prize winner receives £30,000 and each shortlisted writer gets £1,000. Shortlisted stories are also showcased in an audiobook anthology for which writers will be paid an additional £1,000.

The competition is for short stories up to 6,000 words in English from fiction authors anywhere in the world who have been published in the UK or Ireland and have a track record of publishing creative writing with a traditional publisher. Entries may be made by authors, agents and publishers. Stories should either be unpublished or not published before 1 January 2019.

More than 1,300 entries were received in last year's competition. Previous winners include Junot Diaz, Yiyun Li, Kevin Barry and Jonathan Tel. The 2019 prize was won by Danielle McLaughlin.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 13 December.

For full details see the website.

 

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