december, 2020

04decAll DayFree to enter! Yay!The Sunday Times Audible Short Story AwardThe richest prize for a single short story in the English languageInternational Entry Fee: Free Max word count: 6,000 Top Prize: £30,000

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

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The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award, for a story of 6,000 words or less, is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who has been published in the UK or Ireland.

The submission period for the 2021 award opens at 00.01am on October 11, 2020. The closing date is 6pm on December 4, 2020. The longlist will be announced in May 2021, the shortlist in June 2021, and the winner will be announced on July 8, 2021.

A feature of the 2021 award will be an Audible audiobook anthology of the shortlisted stories, which has dramatically broadened the audience for the short story, and allows the award’s stories to be enjoyed in a brand new way. Shortlisted authors will receive an extra £1,000 fee, on top of a prize payment of £1,000, for being included in the anthology.

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