Krystal Pen

Fiction, Poetry and everything Literary. Every voice should be heard.

You are exactly six days and 2000-5000 words away from missing out. Don’t!

In September we published a post about the commonwealth writers 2018 short story prize.

  • It is the biggest opportunity for unpublished writers
  • The overall winner receives £5,000 and the regional winner £2,500. That is huge right?
  • The competition is free to enter
  • The award is targeted at the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil.

Submissions will close on the 1st of November, six days away from now.

Earlier this year, Nigeria’s Akwaeke Emezi’s who is like God was judged the best story for African region. Click here to read about Akwaeke

Ingrid Persaud from Trinidad and Tobago was judged the overall winner with her story, The sweet Sop. This is a link to Ingrid’s winning story

This could be your opportunity, but of course, it is also an opportunity to improve, to be bigger, a voice.

Read our previous post and a link to enter for the prize here

Click here for entry rules and guidelines

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