Monday, 29 August 2011

SUNDAY TIMES EFG AWARD 2012 NOW OPEN!


It's back! The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award is now open for entries for 2012.

£30,000 first prize! (Wasn't it a mere £25,000 in previous years?)

Stories may be previously unpublished, or first published/scheduled for publication after 1 January 2011.

All entries must be under 6,000 words and entirely original.

Closing date: 28th October.

And - yipee! - this year you can enter online. Thank God for that, says I.

More here.

9 comments:

pat jourdan said...

Thanks for that reminder. It'll get me typing at least, as there's two months to go.6,000 words is nearer to novella-territory surely? I can only do the standard 2,500 these days!
(Getting ready for the Bill Naughton too, September)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

I'm the same, Pat. I long to write a rambling short story but am stuck, like you, in a certain word count groove. I wonder why that is?

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks for this too... I think it was £30k last year but they've doubled the finalists to £1k each which is nice. Or will be nice, for them, whoever they are! (Pat, 6000 seems like a novel to me...!)

Nice new blog look, like the pink, N!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

It's fabulous money, Tania. 1k would do me!!

Rachel Fenton said...

I think there's something wrong with me, but the size of that prize money just cripples my creativity!

Also I only seem able to do short or very very long lately.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ooooh, very long sounds good :)

I can never write for a comp. My best hope is to have something done a while that I can polish. I find it impossible to be even slightly objective about new work. I tend to love it for its freshness but doubt it has any merits.

mary o'donnell said...

Thanks for the reminder! Love your blog-page. I'm at medea999.Wordpress.com but it ain't as snazzy!!

mary o'donnell said...

Thanks for the reminder Nuala! I almost forgot about it. Liked your new page(s) too. Very boudour-ish.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Mary - no problem. I've been over to yours. Great blog :)