Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 entries are now open for all comers with a deadline of 1 November 2015. The prize which is open to all citizens of countries once colonised by the British Commonwealth countries bring stories from new and emerging voices to the attention of an international audience.

If you feel that you are one of those who want in the whole “attention of an international audience” then this is the prize for you. Not only does it offer recognition the winner goes home with £2,500 (US$3,835) if win the African category and £5,000 (US$7,670) if you win the overall prize.

You could be like the most recent winners for the prize Lesley Nneka Arimah who won the regional prize last year and Jennifer Makumbi Nansubuga who not only won the Africa edition but also the global version in 2014.

Stories must be submitted in English but short stories translated into English from other languages are eligible and be between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

UPDATE: Submissions have now been closed.