Saturday 15 November 2014 - 00:00
Sierra Leone

Each year Commonwealth Writers select five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions to share a total prize money of £15,000. The overall winner receives £5,000, one of the highest amounts for an international short story prize open to unpublished writers.  Five regional winners will receive £2,500.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience. You don’t need an agent, just an internet connection to submit your unpublished story of 2000-5000 words. 

Entry is free and open to all Commonwealth citizens.  Writers have until 15 November 2014 to enter their short story.

Stories translated into English are also eligible. 

Find out more about the competition, including eligibility, entry rules and the judging panel.

Submit your short story via the online application form by 15 November 2014.