Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country
Entrants must be aged 18 years or over on 1 November 2017.
Your short fiction must be between 2000- 5000 words
One entry per writer
It must be an unpublished fiction.
There will be five winners, one from each region. 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.
Deadline- November 1st
NO entry fee
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