Creative writing competition: Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022


13 September 2021
Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner £5,000 in the annual short fiction prize

The free-entry competition from Commonwealth Writers is open to citizens of any Commonwealth country. Enter original, unpublished short fiction between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

The prize covers the Commonwealth regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Caribbean and Pacific. Four regional prizewinners are awarded £2,500 and the overall winner will get £5,000.

Stories may be entered in English, and also in Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages. Stories translated from any language into English are also eligible.

Entry is free. Each author may submit one story.

The closing date is 1 November.

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