The Sunday Times in London announces the largest annual prize for a short story in the world: The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. Authors must have been previously published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. The winner will receive £25,000, and there are prizes of £500 for each of the five runners up.
Writers published in the UK or Ireland must submit seven copies of one short story with a maximum length of 7,000 words. Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced; the word count should be detailed on the entry. A list of most recently published work including the publisher, date of publication, and the ISBN or ISSN must be included.
The deadline for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award is November 30, 2009. The winner will be announced at a special event at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival in March 2010. Click here to enter, and good luck!