The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in the Commonwealth regions of 1. Africa, 2. Asia, 3. Canada and Europe, 4. Caribbean and 5. Pacific. The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000 and the remaining four regional winners £2,500. The online form is available from the opening date: 1 September 2019 – 1 November 2019. For further information see here.

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