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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023

Submit your best short stories to Commonwealth short story prize 2023. The commonwealth writers short story prize 2023 is available for Commonwealth

How To Submit To Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023

Commonwealth short story prize 2023


The prize is free to enter and open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country who is aged 18 and over.  It is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words). Regional winners each receive £2,500 and the opportunity to be published online by Granta magazine, and the overall winner receives £5,000.


As well as English, stories are accepted in the Bengali, Chinese, Creole, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages. Translated entries from any language into English are also eligible. If the winning story is a translation, the translator receives additional prize money.

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Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023 Eligibility and Entry Rules


Please read these eligibility and entry rules before beginning the online entry process. The online form is available at www.commonwealthwriters.org from the opening date: 1 September 2022.

Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of the entry rules.

For any entry or eligibility queries not covered below, please email writers@commonwealth.int for clarification before submitting an entry.

Opening date

1 September 2022
Entries must be submitted via the online entry form.

Closing date

Entries must be submitted via the online entry form by 1 November 2022 
(11.59pm in any time zone)

No entries will be considered if submitted after this date. 


About Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023

a. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction 
administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation.

b. The prize covers the Commonwealth regions of 1. Africa, 2. Asia, 3. Canada and Europe, 4. 
Caribbean and 5. Pacific. (See Section 5 for countries in each region).

c. The international judging panel comprises one judge from each of the five regions. Please note 
that while the entries will be judged regionally, all judges will read and deliberate on entries from all regions.

d. There will be five winners, one from each region. One regional winner will be selected as the overall winner. The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000 and the remaining four regional winners £2,500. If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive additional prize money.

e. The final selection will be judged by an international judging panel; experienced readers will assist the named judges in selecting the longlist.

 Eligibility Requirements For Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023


a. Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country – please see Section 5 for the list of 
Commonwealth countries – or stateless persons currently residing in a Commonwealth country. 
The Commonwealth Foundation will request verification of citizenship status before winners are selected. Entries from citizens of non-Commonwealth countries are not eligible.


b. For regional purposes, entries will be judged by country of citizenship. Where the writer has dual citizenship (of two Commonwealth countries), the entry will be judged in the region where the writer is permanently resident.

c. There is no requirement for the writer to have current residence in a Commonwealth country, 
providing that they are a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

d. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over on 1 November 2022.

e. All entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Commonwealth Foundation which will exercise its judgement, in consultation with the prize chair, in ruling on questions of eligibility. The ruling of the chair on questions of eligibility is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.

f. Entries from previous overall winners of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize are not eligible.
Entries from previous regional winners are eligible.

g. Entries from current members of staff at the Commonwealth Foundation are not eligible.

h. Entries must be unpublished and remain unpublished in any language until 1 May 2023.

Entry Rules For Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023

a. Entries, including those in translation, must be made by the original author.

b. Entries will only be accepted via the online entry form. 

c. The deadline for receipt of entries is 1 November 2022 (11.59pm in any time zone).

d. Only one entry per writer each year may be submitted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. 

e. The story must be the entrant’s own work.

f. 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. Published work is taken to mean published in any printed, 
publicly accessible form, e.g. anthology, magazine, newspaper. It is also taken to mean published online, except for personal blogs, personal websites and personal Facebook pages.

g. Entries previously submitted to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize are not eligible.

h. Entries should be submitted in English, with the following exceptions: entries from 
Commonwealth citizens who write in Bengali, Chinese, Creole, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, 
Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish and who do not have an English translation of their story, 
may submit their stories in the original language. English translations of short stories written in 
other languages are eligible if submitted by the writer (not the translator) and provided that the 
translator is also a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

i. Simultaneous submissions are eligible as long as the entrant informs the organisers (via 
writers@commonwealth.int) immediately should the story be accepted for publication elsewhere 
or be selected for a prize.

j. Entries must be 2,000 words minimum, 5,000 words maximum (not including title).

k. Entries should be uploaded in a PDF document. Please save your document as a PDF and use the title of the story as the file name. Please note that the story must not be saved as
‘Commonwealth Story’, ‘Short Story’ or any other generic title. If it is not possible to save the 
entry as a PDF document, it may be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document, with the file name 
in the same format as above. The first page should include the name of the story and the number of words.

l. The author’s details should be included on the entry form. They must not be given anywhere on the uploaded document. All entries are judged anonymously.

m. Where applicable, the translator’s details should be included on the entry form.

n. All entries in English should be submitted in Arial 12-point font and double line spacing. For 
entries in other languages, the appropriate font should be used. All pages should be numbered.

o. There are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme

p. The story should be adult fiction and must not have been written for children alone.

q. Entrants agree as a condition of entry that the prize organisers may publicise the fact that a story has been entered or shortlisted for the Prize.

r. Worldwide copyright of each story remains with the writer. The Commonwealth Foundation will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning stories (the overall winning story and the four regional winning stories) online, in an anthology, or for promotional purposes where appropriate.

The shortlisted writers, the regional winners, and the overall winner will be expected to take part in publicity activities including social media where possible.

t. The overall and regional winners may be expected to undertake a mutually acceptable programme of regional outreach activities to develop and promote Commonwealth Writers.




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