Deadline for short story awards looming

<p>The submissions deadline for the &pound;30,000 <em>Sunday Times</em> EFG Private Bank Short Story Award is 30th October at 1 p.m.</p><p>The prize, now in its second year, awards for a single short story from a fiction author who has had work published in Britain or Ireland. The winner will receive &pound;30,000 and the five shortlisted writers will receive &pound;500 each, as well as having the chance to appear in the <em>Sunday Times</em>.<br /><br />The judges for this year are novelist, screenwriter and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, columnist and broadcaster Daisy Waugh, writer and journalist Will Self, literary editor of the <em>Sunday Times</em> Andrew Holgate and author A S Byatt.<br /><br />The longlist will be announced on 20th February and the shortlist on 13th March. The winner will be announced at a special event at the <em>Sunday Times</em> Oxford Literary Festival on 8th April.</p>