The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 seeks your stories.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 seeks your stories. The submission window opened on September 1 and will close November 1, 2018.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.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.

Previous winners of the prize are Jekwu Anyaegbuna (2012), Julian Jackson (2013), Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (2014), Lesley Nneka Arimah (2015), Faraaz Mahomed (2016), Akwaeke Emezi (2017), and Efua Traoré . There has been only one African winner for the overall prize – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi who won  in her year.

The callout for the prize for 2019 kicked off on September 1. Writers who want to get their work out to the world want to click here for entry and eligibility rules. The short version is that you will be submitting your best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. 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.

Good luck.

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