Saturday, 4 September 2010


Book Trust Website Announcement -
The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Award for Short Stories

I noticed the following Award anouncement when I was visiting the Book Trust web site this evening, so decided to post it here, just in case any short story writers would be interested in entering for this particular award. The prizes do look good!

The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Award.

The Book Trust are now accepting entries for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2011- the world’s biggest short story award.

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 Entries may be previously unpublished, or first published or scheduled for publication after 1 January 2010.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 (these dates are subject to change).

The deadline for submissions is 1pm on 30 October 2010.

For full details of eligibility and how to submit a story, please download the terms and conditions and entry form from the Book Trust website:

For prize information, please contact the prizes team on 020 8516 2960 or

I do hope this post may be useful to short story writers, who can meet the entry criteria for this amazing award and prizes!

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