We award the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.
Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as they write stories in the original Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish.
Commonwealth Short Story Prize
If the winning story is in translation, the translator receives additional prize money. The competition is free to enter. Please read the rules below before entering and then submit your story via this form.
Eligibility And Entry Rules
Please read these eligibility and entry rules before beginning the online entry process. The online form is available from the opening date: 1 September 2019.
Submission of an entry is taken as an acceptance of the entry rules.
For any entry or eligibility queries not covered below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification before submitting an entry.
1 September 2019
Entries must be submitted via the online entry form by 1 November 2019 (11.59pm in any time zone)
No entries will be considered if submitted after this date.
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