Calling for submissions for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The prize is £30,000 — The Award is open to writers of any nationality
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.
Launched in 2009, the award — at £30,000 the richest in the world for a single short story — has in its first five years established itself as one of the key events in the literary calendar. Winners of the international competition, which is open to stories of up to 6,000 words written in English, have come from all over the world, and have included the Pulitzer prize-winning American writer Junot Diaz, CK Stead from New Zealand and Kevin Barry from Ireland. Last year’s recipient of the award, at a gala dinner in London’s Stationers’ Hall, was the Pulitzer winner Adam Johnson, who carried off the 2014 trophy for his haunting story Nirvana.