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The Moth Short Story Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
30 June 2019
Entry: 
Open to any writer over 16 from anywhere in the world Entry fee €15 per story
Prize: 
1st prize €3,000, 2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend and 3rd prize €1,000

This year's judge is Kit de Waal.

The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a word limit of 5,000 words.

The winners will be announced in September 2019 and all three stories will appear in the autumn issue of the Morh Magazine.  Read more

LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2019

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Closing date: 
31 October 2018
Entry: 
Unpublished stories by writers from all over the world No entry fee
Prize: 
The winning story will be read by a professional actor on The LoveReading Podcast, and published on the LoveReading website.

LoveReading.co.uk has launched a competition for stories of between 600-1000 words in length, written in English, in any genre. The award is open to entries from overseas as well as the UK, from both unpublished and published authors. However, only unpublished stories are eligible for entry.  Read more

The Caterpillar Story Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
30 September 2018
Entry: 
The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Entry fee £12 per story
Prize: 
£1,000

The entry fee is €12 per story, and you can enter as many stories as you like.  Read more

The White Review Short Story Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
1 March 2018
Entry: 
Open to writers resident in Britain and Ireland who have yet to secure a publishing deal Entry fee £15 but some low income exclusions
Prize: 
£2,500

The White Review Short Story Prize 2018 is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. This will be the sixth year of the prize. The closing date for entries to the prize is 1 March 2018.  Read more

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2018

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Closing date: 
28 September 2017
Entry: 
Authors ‘must have record of prior publication in creative writing in the UK’ No entry fee
Prize: 
First Prize £30,000 five shortlisted prizes £1,000

Entries are now open for the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.  Read more

Haus of Liberated Reading’s Twin Anthology

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Closing date: 
2 July 2017
Entry: 
Essays, short stories and poetry from writers from across the African diaspora No entry fee
Prize: 
Inclusion in the anthology

Haus of Liberated Reading

The home of radical writing and the literature of decolonised minds.  Read more

V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2017

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Closing date: 
14 June 2017
Entry: 
UK residents only Entry fee £5 Short stories
Prize: 
£1,000

The RSL is delighted to announce the 2017 V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for unpublished short stories. In addition to a prize of £1000 and publication in the RSL Review and Prospect Magazine online the winner (and shortlist) will have the opportunity to appear at an RSL event with established short story writers in autumn 2017.  Read more

Short Fiction Competition 2017

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Closing date: 
31 March 2017
Entry: 
Open to all published and unpublished authors over 16 entry fee £7
Prize: 
First Prize £500 + publication, Second Prize £100 + publication, Third Prize place on their masterclass
  • The maximum length of submissions is 5,000 words (not including title), there is no minimum length. Stories can be on any theme or subject.
  • Stories can be submitted from anywhere in the world, by either published or unpublished authors.
  • Authors may enter as many stories as they like.
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The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2017

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Closing date: 
29 September 2016
Entry: 
An outstanding English-language story of no more than 6,000 words from a fiction author from anywhere in the world who has been published in the UK or Ireland
Prize: 
First Prize £30,000 (US$39,700) and five runners up will receive £1,000

The English World's Richest Prize for a Short Story - Open for Submissions

Co-founded in 2010 by the late Lord Matthew Evans of EFG and the Sunday Times' Cathy Galvin, this is an international award that promotes ‘the excellence of the modern short story.'  Read more

The 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

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Closing date: 
26 September 2015
Entry: 
Open to writers of any nationality who can show a previous record of publication in creative writing in the UK and Ireland
Prize: 
First Prize £30,000 and five shortlisted writers will each receive £1,000

The 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the richest in the world for a single short story

Calling for submissions for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

One of the world's most prestigious literary prizes is open for submissions again, with the call going out for entries to the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.  Read more

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