The Commonwealth Short Story Prize unearths and promotes the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, developing literary connections worldwide. The Prize enables and features writers from countries where there is little or no publishing industry, it identifies talented writers who will go on to inspire their local communities.
The Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction. Regional winners will receive £2,500 and the Overall Winner will receive £5,000. Translators will receive additional prize money. Established in 2012, the Prize now was awarded for the third time.
- Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi from Uganda is the Overall Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, 2014. You can read more about the author here: Overall Winner 2014.
- The regional winners and their stories are presented here: Commonwealth Short Story Prize - Regional Winners
- And here are the direct links to the stories:
- "Let's Tell This Story Properly" by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Uganda
- "A Day in the Death" by Sara Adam Ang, Singapore
- "Killing Time" by Lucy Caldwell, UK
- "Sending for Chantal" by Maggie Harris, Guyana
- "The Dog and the Sea" by Lucy Treloar, Australia
The 2015 Short Story Prize will open for entry 15 September and will close on 15 November 2014. Eligible are unpublished stories, story length: 2000-5000 words, from Commonwealth authors.
More about the prize and the previous winners is online at the Prize homepage: Commonwealth Short Story Prize