Short Story Competition Accepting Entries

September 5, 2019

The 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is accepting entries from now until November 1 and is free to enter, with the competition administered by Commonwealth Writers.

A spokesperson said, “The prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction [2,000–5,000 words]. The five regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives a total of £5,000.

“In addition to English, submissions are accepted in Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil, and Turkish. Stories that have been translated into English from any language are also accepted.

“The prize is open to citizens of all Commonwealth countries and judged by an international panel, representing each of the five regions of the Commonwealth. The judges for the 2020 prize are: Nii Ayikwei Parkes [Chair], Mohale Mashigo [Africa], William Phuan [Asia], Heather O’Neill [Canada and Europe], Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw [Caribbean], and Nic Low [Pacific].

“The five regional winning stories are published online by the literary magazine Granta.

“For further information and an online entry form, visit the website.”

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