Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Friends and colleagues,

The Commonwealth Foundation has just relaunched their revamped literature programme, with a new Commonwealth Writers initiative.

This includes a rethinking of the former Commonwealth Short Story Competition. It's been renamed the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and the word limit has been raised substantially to 2,000-3,000 words. Previously the competition was tailored for short pieces suitable for radio broadcast. It's now aimed at short fiction for print publication. View details...

The Caribbean is a separate region for purposes of the prize--regional winners will receive £1,000 and the overall winner will get £5,000. The deadline is 30 November, 2011. Please do forward the information to anyone who may be interested in entering.


Nicholas Laughlin

The Caribbean Review of Books
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Trinidad and Tobago
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