Here’s a writing competition with a prize worth winning!
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2018, with a £30,000 first prize, is now open for entries.
The contest is open world-wide, though you do have to have had work published professionally in the UK or Ireland. More information from the contest website is copied below…
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 Stories need to have been either previously unpublished or only published after 31 December 2016.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. To be eligible, the author must simply have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland.
Full terms and conditions for the prize can be found here (PDF) and you can access the entry form via the Short Story Award website.
The winning story from last year’s contest by American Bret Anthony Johnston, along with the other five works shortlisted for the 2017 prize, can be read in this low-priced Kindle e-book. The closing date for entering this year’s contest is Thursday 28 September 2017.
Good luck if you enter this contest. Even being long-listed would be a considerable feather in any writer’s cap. And if you win the top prize, remember who told you about it!