The 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.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.
Submission Deadline: 1st of November, 2018.
Entrants must be a citizen of a commonwealth country.
Entrants must be aged 18 years or over.
Only one entry per writer.
Entry must be the writer’s original work
Entries must be 2,000 words minimum, 5,000 words maximum (not including title).
Entries should be uploaded in a PDF document. Please save your document as a PDF and use the title of the story as the file name. Please note the story must not be saved as ‘Commonwealth Story’, ‘Short Story’ or any other generic title. If it is not possible to save the entry as a PDF document, it may be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document, with the file name in the same format as above. The first page should include the name of the story and the number of words.
The author’s details should be included on the entry form. They must not be given anywhere on the uploaded document. All entries are judged anonymously.
Entries must be unpublished and remain unpublished in any language until 1 May 2019.
Entries will only be accepted via the online entry form.
There are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme.
The story should be adult fiction.
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