Commonwealth Writers Short Story Contest Now Open
Oct 30, 2015 - 12:55:03 PM
The 2016 Short Story Prize is now open for entry.
The competition 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The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction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
from other languages are also eligible, and we invite writers from
Mozambique who write in Portuguese, and writers who write in Swahili and
Bengali, and who do not have an English translation of their story, to
submit their stories in the original language.
Each year, we select five
winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions. Regional
winners receive £2,500 (US$3,835) and the overall winner will receive
£5,000 (US$7,670). If the winning short story is a translation into
English, the translator will receive equal prize money. Entry is free.
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