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The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entries! If you are a member of any of the 50 countries within the commonwealth you can now enter. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000 from the competition, which is more diverse than any other literary competition.

Last year, The Prize attracted nearly 4000 entries from 47 countries. The global judging panel represent each of the five regions of the Commonwealth. Last year they selected author Parashar Kulkarni as their winner. He was the first Indian author to ever win the prize.

The competition is free. The Prize is awarded for the best unpublished short fiction in English written by a citizen of a Commonwealth country. All stories submitted must be unpublished (2,000–5,000 words), but published writers are also eligible to apply.

“Member of the Commonwealth” means that there is no requirement for the writer to have current residence in a Commonwealth country, providing she/he is a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

To submit your story, fill out this form.

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For more information click HERE.

Deadline is November 1.

So hurry!

Best of luck

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