The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. Entrants must be citizens of a
The story should be adult fiction. There are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme.
The story must be original work and should not have been published anywhere, in full or in part, in any language, before 1 May 2023.
As well as English, stories are accepted in the Bengali, Chinese, Creole, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages.
The competition is free to enter.
There will be five winners, one from each region (Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Caribbean, Pacific).