Final call for Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award

The submissions deadline for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award is 30th October at 1 p.m.


The prize, now in its second year, awards for a single short story from a fiction author who has had work published in Britain or Ireland. The winner will receive £30,000 and the five shortlisted writers will receive £500 each, as well as having the chance to appear in the Sunday Times.

The judges for this year are novelist, screenwriter and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, columnist and broadcaster Daisy Waugh, writer and journalist Will Self, literary editor of the Sunday Times Andrew Holgate and author A S Byatt.

The longlist will be announced on 20th February and the shortlist on 13th March. The winner will be announced at a special event at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival on 8th April.

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