Commonwealth Prizes Update – 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Commonwealth Prizes Update – 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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15 Aug 2013

Commonwealth Writers has re-focused its prizes to concentrate only on the Short Story. It will no longer offer the Commonwealth Book Prize.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part of Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative from the Commonwealth Foundation. Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging voices which can influence the decision-making processes affecting their lives. The Prize aims to identify talented writers who will go on to inspire their local communities.

The 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize will be chaired by Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Chair of the Council of the Caine Prize and previously Deputy Editor of Granta and Senior Editor at Jonathan Cape, Random House.

The Short Story Prize enables writers to enter from countries where there is little or no publishing industry. Authors writing in languages other than English are also able to enter stories translated into English. The Prize unearths and promotes the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, developing literary connections worldwide.

The Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000-5000 words). Regional winners of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £2,500 and the Overall Winner will receive £5,000. Translators will receive additional prize money.

The 2014 Short Story Prize will open for entry on 1 October 2013 and close on 30 November 2013.

Entry is via the online application form at www.commonwealthwriters.org. The judges, who reflect the five regions of the Commonwealth, will be announced on 1 October.

Download entry rules as a PDF: 2014CSSP_EligibiltyEntryrules.pdf

Opening date
1 October 2013
Closing date
Entries must be submitted via the online entry form by Saturday 30 November 2013 (12 noon GMT)
For more information, visit: The Commonwealth Prize

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5 thoughts on “Commonwealth Prizes Update – 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize” by Admin (@ogaoga)

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    elovepoetry (@elovepoetry): Wordsmith - 34180 pts

    This I must submit. Thanks.

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    Daireen (@daireenonline): Scribe - 16177 pts

    Let’s see what happens…

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    Zikora (@Zikora): Scribe - 10644 pts

    Interesting….

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    amy78 (@amy78): Writer - 9656 pts

    why not have the two?

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    funpen (@funpen): Scribe - 11812 pts

    A welcome development

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