So exciting! I entered this last year and got nice feedback though I didn't even make the longlist. The prize is AMAZING and truly to be long- or shortlisted for this would be fabulous for any writer. My pal Adam Marek was a runner-up last year with a fabulous story called 'Fewer Things'. You can read it here.
Entries are now being accepted for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2011 - the world’s biggest short story award, for a single story.
The deadline for submissions is 1pm on 30 October 2010.
The award aims to honour the finest writers of short stories in the UK and Ireland. It is open to authors with a previous record of publication in creative writing. Entries may be previously unpublished, or first published or scheduled for publication after 1 January 2010. All entries must be under 6,000 words and entirely original.
The winning author will receive £30,000 and the five runners-up £500. The winner will be announced at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival in April 2011, with the longlist announced on 20 February 2011 and the shortlist on 13 March 2011.
Last year’s winner was New Zealand’s CK Stead, with his story ‘Last Season’s Man’.
For full details of eligibility and how to submit a story, please download the terms and conditions and entry form.