Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 3, 2019

The Sunday Times and Audible Short Story Award

Promoting & celebrating the excellence of the modern short story

The leading provider of spoken word entertainment will join forces with The Sunday Times to produce an audio anthology for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019, now in its tenth year.

Audible has joined forces with The Sunday Times to sponsor The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019 as it enters its tenth year. The world’s richest and most prestigious prize for an English-language single short story, the Award has attracted some of the finest literary talent from around the world in the decade since it was inaugurated.

In a ground-breaking agreement, Audible will produce an audio anthology of the stories shortlisted in 2019, making the stories available in audio for the first time. Through this new sponsorship, the prize aims to significantly increase the audience for short stories, whilst raising the profile of its shortlisted writers.

The Award already boasts an impressive track record for attracting short fiction; it receives over 1,000 entries each year from all over the world. Last year saw entries from seven continents and 38 countries.

The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award, for a story of 6,000 words or less, is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who has been published in the UK or Ireland.

Entries for the 2019 award open on December 16, 2018 and close at 6pm on February 15, 2019. Six shortlisted authors will receive £1,000 and have their stories published by Audible, and the winner will be announced on September, 12 2019.

To find out more about the prize and eligibility, and our new sponsorship with Audible, click this link:

It’s a shame this wonderful “No Fee” Contest is only open to writer’s who have been published in the UK or Ireland, but I have so many international writers and illustrators that follow my blog, I am hoping someone can take advantage of this award.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Agreed, Kathy, but when you think about it, there are a lot of “U.S. only” contests too. Spreading the word either way! 😀


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