Short story competition: The 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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13 September 2019
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Regional winners in the competition for unpublished short fiction each win £2,500

 

Regional winners in the competition for unpublished short fiction each win £2,500

The annual Commonwealth Short Story Prize is for original, unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words. It is administered by the Commonwealth Foundation. The prize covers the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Caribbean and Pacific. Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country. Each regional winner gets £2,500, and the overall winner gets £5,000.

Entry is free. Each writer may submit only one story.

The closing date is 1 November.

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For full details see the website.

 

Want to see what makes a story stand out to judgges? Read extracts from the stories shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award.