2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for entries

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now accepting entries for the 2022 edition until November 1. Awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction from 2,000 to 5,000 words, regional winners each receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000.

As well as English, a statement said, stories are accepted in the Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages. Translated entries from any language into English are also eligible.

The competition is free to enter and open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country who is aged 18 and over.

The 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize opened for online submissions on 1 September 2021. Submissions should be made via the online entry form which will be available on the website between 1 September 2021 and 1 November 2021. The eligibility and entry guidelines can be found here.

Only entrants of a Commonwealth country or stateless persons currently residing in a Commonwealth country are eligible and the Commonwealth Foundation will request verification of citizenship status before winners are selected.

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