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Commonwealth Short Story Prize calls for entries

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize awarded for the best unpublished short fiction, of between 2, 000 to 5, 000 words in English, is open for…

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize awarded for the best unpublished short fiction, of between 2, 000 to 5, 000 words in English, is open for entries.
The international judging panel comprises one person from each of five regions-Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. While the entries will be judged regionally, all judges will read and deliberate on entries from all regions. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner gets £5,000.
Short stories translated into English from other languages are also eligible, but the prize is awarded strictly to citizens of a Commonwealth country. Entries close on October 2, 2016.
Lesley Nneka Arimah, a Nigerian based in the United Kingdom was regional winner in 2015 for her story ‘Light.’ 
Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. It was set up in 2012 to inspire and connect writers and storytellers across the world.

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