Commonwealth Short Story Competition 2011

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Call for entries

The Commonwealth Foundation has today announced a call for entries for the 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.

Managed in association with the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, the Commonwealth Short Story Competition is an annual scheme to promote new creative writing for radio. Established in 1996, the competition aims to increase understanding and appreciation of Commonwealth cultures and promote rising literary talents.

Entries are invited from all writers, professional and amateur, who are citizens of a Commonwealth country and aged 19 or over. Entries should be original, unpublished, in English, no more than 600 words in length and on any subject.

The winner will receive a prize of £2000 and there will be four regional prizes of £500. This year, we will also award two special prizes of £500 each; one for the best short story for children and the other for the best short story about this year’s Commonwealth theme, ‘Women as Agents of Change’.

The deadline for entries is 1 March 2011. For more information visit