Society of Authors
Launched in 2009 by Lord Matthew Evans, former chairman of EFG Private Bank and Cathy Galvin from The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK. Worth Â£30,000 to the winner, and Â£1,000 to each of the shortlisted authors, the annual award aims to promote and celebrate the excellence of the modern short story, and has attracted entries from some of the world’s finest writers.
Winners of the Âinternational 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-Âwinning American writer Junot Diaz, CK Stead from New ÂZealand and Kevin Barry from ÂIreland. Last year’s recipient of the award was the Pulitzer winner Adam Johnson for his haunting story ’Nirvana’.
Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award
Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition.
The manuscript must be a collection...
Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest
Searching for the best short-short story of any theme. Submissions may not be more than 500 words, and must be previously unpublished....
Mighty River Short Story Contest
Searching for the best short story of any theme. Submit a maximum of 30 pages, double-spaced. Submissions must not be previously published. ...