Awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English. Short stories translated into English are also eligible. Closing date for submissions is 1 November 2016.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000-5,000 words) in English. Short stories translated into English are also eligible. We also accept entries in Bengali, Kiswahili, Portuguese and Samoan languages.
The overall winner receives £5,000 and the regional winners receive £2,500.
The 2017 Prize closes for entry on 1 November. It’s free to enter and open to unpublished as well as published writers aged 18 and over from all countries of the Commonwealth.
The chair of the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is Kamila Shamsie and the judges are Jacqueline Baker, Vilsoni Hereniko, Mahesh Rao, Jacob Ross, and Zukiswa Wanner.