Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 Open

logoWriters have two months to enter their short story.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience.

The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000-5,000 words) in English. Short stories translated into English are also eligible.

Each year, we select five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions, one of whom is chosen as the overall winner. The overall winner receives £5,000, one of the highest amounts for an international short story prize open to unpublished writers. Regional winners receive £2,500. If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator receives equal prize money.

The Prize is open to both published and unpublished writers.

Entry is free.

The closing date is 1 November 2015.

Submit your short story via the online application form between 1 September and 1 November 2015.

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