Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. It inspires, develops and connects writers and storytellers in a range of disciplines. It builds communities of less-heard voices and links them to groups which seek to bring about social change. Commonwealth Writers runs projects throughout the Commonwealth. Their website provides a number of useful opportunities and resources.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize identifies talented writers who will go on to inspire their local communities. The Prize unearths and promotes the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, developing literary connections worldwide.
The Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2000-5000 words). Regional winners will receive £2,500 and the Overall Winner will receive £5,000. Authors writing in languages other than English are also able to enter stories translated into English. Translators will receive additional prize money.
The 2015 Short Story Prize will open for entry 15 September and will close on 15 November 2014.