The 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entries.
Application Deadline: 1st November, 2021
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Commonwealth countries (See below for list of countries)
About the Award: The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English written by a citizen of a Commonwealth country. Short stories translated into English from other languages are also eligible, and we invite writers from Mozambique who write in Portuguese, and writers who write in Samoan, Swahili and Bengali, and who do not have an English translation of their story, to submit their stories in the original language.
Offered Since: 2012
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, candidates must:
All entries of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will be accepted at the discretion of the Commonwealth Foundation which will exercise its judgement, in consultation with the prize chair as necessary, in ruling on questions of eligibility. The ruling of the chair on questions of eligibility is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.
Selection Criteria: The international judging panel comprises one judge from each of the five regions – Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. While the entries will be judged regionally, all judges will read and deliberate on entries from all regions.
Number of Awardees: 5
Value of Commonwealth Short Story Prize: Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000.
Countries in Africa include:
How to Apply for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize: Before you enter your story, do make sure you read the eligibility and entry guidelines. Then apply here
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