IF you have creative writing skills, then this is for you! The 2016 Short Story Prize is now open for entry…

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.

Winners will be selected from five different commonwealth regions, and an overall winner will be picked.

Entries must be between 2,000 and 5,000 words of unpublished short stories. Short stories translated into English from other languages are also eligible. If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive equal prize money.

Entry is free and open to both published and unpublished writers.

The overall winner gets £5,000 and the regional winners get £2,500 each.

Submit your short story by clicking HERE  between 1 September and 1 November 2015.

Read the winning African region story by Lesley Nneka Arimah HERE. If you are a lover of short stories, then click HERE to read past prize winning stories.

Hurry! Start writing…

 

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