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The world’s richest short story prize is now accepting entries from publishers, agents and authors.


The Award – the only international prize for a single short story – recognises the world’s finest authors writing in English. Previous winners include Jonathan Tel, Yiyun Li, Adam Johnson, Junot Diaz, Kevin Barry, Anthony Doerr and C. K. Stead.


Worth £30,000 to the winner and £1000 to each of the five runners-up, the Award winner will be announced in April 2017.


Entry is open to authors from anywhere in the world, as long as they have a previous record of publication in creative writing in the UK or Ireland. Stories must be previously unpublished, or first published after 1 January 2016. All entries must be 6,000 words or under and entirely original.

Both email and postal entries are accepted. For full details of eligibility, and how to enter, please visit either or   to download the INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS and the ENTRY FORM.


Please note: the deadline for submissions is 6pm (GMT) on Thursday 29 September 2016.

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