Commonwealth Short Story PrizeAbout
The 2019 Short Story Prize
Previous Years' Prizes
Prize Winning Stories
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish. The competition is free to enter.
The 2019 international judging panel, chaired by Kittitian-British writer Caryl Phillips, has been announced. Meet the judges here.
The submission window for the 2019 Prize is open and will close 1 November 2018. Find the 2019 rules