Thursday, 7 May 2009

The Commonwealth Short Story Competition

The Commonwealth Short Story Competition closes on 11 May. Get your entries in! You can send up to three entries, all under 600 words, and it is free of charge. What’s to lose?

From the website:
The competition

The Commonwealth Short Story Competition is an annual scheme to promote new creative writing. It was established in 1996. It is funded by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, who work together to administer the scheme.

The scheme exists to increase understanding and appreciation of Commonwealth cultures and to promote rising literary talents. Each year 26 winning and highly commended stories from the different regions of the Commonwealth are recorded on to CDs and broadcast on radio stations across the Commonwealth. The winner receives a prize of £2,000 and there are regional prizes of £500.

How to enter

The competition is open to all people who are citizens of a Commonwealth member country.

There is no age limit or requirement to write about a particular theme. Entries may be made by both amateur and professional writers.

Further details on the Commonwealth Short Story Competition website, HERE

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