2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (UK)

2014 Commonwealth Short Story PrizeThe 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize: winners are awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000 – 5000 words) in English. Submissions must be made by the author of the short story.

PRIZES: There will be five winners, one from each region, covering the Commonwealth regions of 1. Africa, 2. Asia, 3. Canada and Europe, 4. Caribbean and 5. Pacific. One regional winner will be selected as the overall winner. The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000 and the remaining four regional winners £2,500. If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive additional prize money:  £2,000 for the overall winning story and £1,000 for a regional winning story.

Eligibility: Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country. The Commonwealth Foundation will request verification of citizenship before winners are selected, For regional purposes, entries will be judged by country of citizenship. Where the writer has dual citizenship, the entry will be judged in the region where the writer is permanently resident.

Deadline: November 30th 2013

Entry Fee: NONE

Read all the rules HERE carefully.

See FAQs  and TIPS on short story writing at the website.

Find out more about the 2014 Judges HERE!  Chair for the 2014 Prize is Ellah Allfrey.  Also included in the panel is Courttia Newland, Jeet Thayil, Michelle de Kretser, Doreen Baingana, and Marion James (from Jamaica). Submit your entries HERE online.


Commonwealth Writers
Commonwealth Foundation
Marborough House
Pall Mall London SW1Y 5HY
United Kingdom

Email writers@commonwealth.int

Writers Officer Tel: +44 (0)20 7747 6262

Prizes Officer Tel: +44 (0)20 7747 6328

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