Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 Call for Submissions

If you are interested in getting big bucks and fame from your writing, this might just be the chance… Welcome everyone! The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 is here and seeks your submission. The window opened on the first of September and will on the the first of November, 2018. That’s right, the window closes on November 1, 2018 so why don’t you use the air before it closes out and you curse. 🙂

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.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), Leslie Nneka Arimah (2015) and Jennifer Nansunbuga Makumbi  (2014, the only African to have won the overall prize).

To get into the prize, submit your best unpublished short story (2,000 too 5,000 words) in English.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.

If you think you are ready, just click here for entry and eligibility rules.

You can be assured of my best wishes and if you win, don’t forget to hola at me – if you can spare the time 🙂



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2 thoughts on “Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 Call for Submissions

    1. Come off it Victoria!

      Secret Diary of a Romantic…or what was that title? Isn’t that fiction? Speaking of which, you need to get back to that!

      You write really well. You capture any audience… You should try your luck.


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