January 22, 2018

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Entry closes on November 1, 2017

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open now for the contestants of Commonwealth countries. The entry can be submitted in a number of languages: English, Bengali, Portuguese, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Samoan, and Tamil languages. The story (between 2000-5000 words) must be unpublished. Entry is  free and stories translated into English are also eligible.

Here are more rules from their website:

Open for entry 1 September – 1 November 2017

Five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions share a total prize money of £15,000. The overall winner receives £5,000, one of the highest amounts for an international short story prize open to unpublished writers. Regional winners receive £2,500.

Awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.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. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil.

The competition is free to enter.

Full entry and eligibility rules are available to download here in word format and PDF.

Only one entry per writer may be submitted.

Submit here through the online entry form.

বাংলায় গল্প জমা দিতে হলে এই বাক্সটি চেক করুন।

Se quiser enviar um conto em Português, pode favor clique aqui.

Tafadhali angalia hapa kama ungependa kuwasilisha hadithi kwa Kiswahili.

Sila lihat butiran di sini jika anda ingin menyertakan cerpen dalam Bahasa Melayu.

தமிழில் கதைகளை அனுப்ப இங்கே சொடுக்கவும்.

Learn more about the prize: http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story/

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