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 The story (between 2000-5000 words) must be unpublished.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 The overall winner receives £5,000, one of the highest amounts for an international short story prize open to unpublished writers.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Awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.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.
Only one entry per writer may be submitted.
Learn more about the prize: http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story/