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Commonwealth Short Story Prize For Creative Writers 2021

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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021 For Creative Writers
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Application for 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize are now open for online entries. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually to creative writers with unpublished story.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize began in the year 2012, Each year the annual story prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished fiction with entries from all regions of Commonwealth

Application Deadline

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize For Creative Writers application closes November 1, 2020

About Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize began in the year 2012, with the launch of Commonwealth Writers. Free to enter having stories often come from countries and across five continents with little or no publishing infrastructure and from places that are marked by geographical, geopolitical or economic isolation.

The short story prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction. Entry is always free and stories can be submitted without an agent. All that is required is an internet connection to submit your unpublished story of 2000-5000 words.


The Commonwealth Short Story Prize will be awarded to successful winners. The prize given are

Each regional winner receives £2,500

Overall selected winner receives £5,000

All winners story is published online on Granta, the magazine of new writing

Commonwealth Short Story Prize Requirements

Entries is open for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, writers have to make online submission meeting the following criteria

  • All entries are free and stories can be submitted online by any citizen/national of a commonwealth country
  • Entries stories mus be a minimum of 2,000 words and 5,000 words maximum.
  • All entrants must be from the Commonwealth region: Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Carribbeana, and Pacific.
  • You must be 18 years at time of entries submission..
  • All entries and stories are accepted in the following language Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish. Entries from any language tanslation into English are welcome.
  • The entries must be an unpublished work, be the entrant’s own work and remain unpublished in any language until 1 May 2021.
  • Only one entry per writer may be submitted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Learn more guides and rules

Commonwealth Short Story Prize Regions

Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, eSwatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius,
Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania,
Uganda, Zambia. Overseas Territories: Saint Helena, Tristan Da Cunha, Ascension Island.

Asia: Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka

Canada and Europe: Canada, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom. Overseas Territories: Gibraltar,
Falkland Islands.

Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana,
Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.
Overseas Territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks
and Caicos Islands.

Pacific: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands,
Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. Overseas Territories: Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn.

How To Apply For Commonwealth Short Story Prize

interested in apply by submitting a story for the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize? entries are now open and accepted via the online entry form.

Note: Deadline for submission of entries and story is November 1, 2020.

Need To Apply?

Click Here, Apply for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021.

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1 comment

Nikita September 20, 2020 - 9:02 AM

One of the countries listed is India but you are not supporting Hindi language for this competition. Why so ?


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