Call for Entries for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

15 Sep 2015
Commonwealth Prize

Entries for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize are now open. British author Jonathan Tel was recently announced as the winner of the 2015 competition, read his winning story: “The Human Phonograph”.

The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000-5,000 words) in English. Short stories translated into English from other languages are also eligible. Each year, we select five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions. Regional winners receive £2,500 (US$3,835) and the overall winner will receive £5,000 (US$7,670). If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive equal prize money. Entry is free.

Deadline: 1 November 2015

Eligibility and entry rules

Submit an entry

(Image courtesy of Commonwealth Writers)

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