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The 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for submissions. An initiative of Commonwealth Writers, the prize recognizes the best piece of unpublished short fiction, from 2,000 to 5,000 words, in English.

Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. The five winning stories from the 2019 competition will be published online by Granta.

There is no entry fee.

The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2018.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. He sits on the judging panels of The Miles Morland Writing Scholarships and of The Gerald Kraak Prize. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. He is currently nominated for the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

One Response to “Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize” Subscribe

  1. Favour Anisonu June 12, 2019 at 11:25 am #

    when is the deadline!
    Please submit to my E-mail account

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