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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 It is the biggest opportunity for unpublished writers The overall winner receives £5,000 and the regional winner £2,500.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 The competition is free to enter The award is targeted at the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.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 […]

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That time of the year is here again! 2018 Commonwealth short story prize open for entries.

It is a delight to us and indeed to every writer out there, that entries are now open for the 2018 edition of the commonwealth short story prize. The Commonwealth short story prize which is opened to writers that have not been published or whose works have not been published, is an annual award aimed at the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000 to 5000) words. The award is […]

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Commonwealth short story winner set to be unveiled in Singapore 

We had long anticipated this moment and it is at last only few hours away.  The overall winner of the 2017 commonwealth short story award will be unveiled at Singapore tomorrow.  Alongside Nigeria’s Akwaeke Emezi are the four other regional winners whose short stories all stand a chance of scooping home the prestigious writers award. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short […]

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Another Nigerian writer wins! -Commonwealth short story prize, regional

The regional winners for the 2017 commonwealth short story prize was announced yesterday. In the African region, a Nigerian writer, Akwaeke Emezi emerged the winner, with her story ‘Who Is Like God’. The Nigerian writer who has identified herself to be an ‘Igbo and Tamil writer and video Artist based in liminal spaces’, is also a 2017 Global Arts Fund recipient, awarded by the Astraea Foundation. Her debut novel, Freshwater, […]

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