Application for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is on and it's set to close on November 1, 2018


The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is free to enter, entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country and be aged 18 years or over.

The Prize is awarded annually for unpublished short fiction stories administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation.
Though there are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme. stories submitted are meant to be adult fiction and must not have been written for children alone.
Stories submitted must be 2,000 words minimum, 5,000 words maximum.
Five winners will be selected from each regions.(Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Caribbean, Pacific). Amongst the five winners, one will be selected as the overall winner. The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000 and the remaining four regional winners £2,500.

A Nigerian-German writer Efua TraorĂ© was selected as one of the five regional winners last year. Her story was selected amongst 5,182 stories submitted.
TraorĂ© won with her short story titled, True Happiness, True Happiness described a fiction story of how “a troubled 13-year-old boy in Lagos questions his pastor’s definition of true happiness.”

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize was founded in 2012, the foundation has awarded the best piece of unpublished short fiction. The award is given annually.
Visit the Commonwealth site to know more = http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/our-projects/the-short-story/
Visit the link to enter = http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/submit-an-entry