March 2, 2009

The Commonwealth Short Story Competition

Commonwealth Short Story Competition
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The Commonwealth Short Story Competition is an annual scheme to promote new creative writing. It was established in 1996. It is funded by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, who work together to administer the scheme.

The scheme exists to increase understanding and appreciation of Commonwealth cultures and to promote rising literary talents. Each year 26 winning and highly commended stories from the different regions of the Commonwealth are recorded on to CDs and broadcast on radio stations across the Commonwealth. The winner receives a prize of £2,000 and there are regional prizes of £500.

The deadline for entries is 11 May 2009.
• Entries must be made by email to, either as an attachment in a mainstream software format or in the body of the email. All entries must use the subject line 'Commonwealth Short Story Competition'.
Enter the 2009-2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition First prize £2,000

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Prottusha said...

Do you happen to know if the participants have been notified of the results?

Geoffrey Philp said...

Dear Prottusha,

No, I don't know. One of the functions of this blog is to be merely a clearing house for information that may be useful to reader of Caribbean literature.