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Commonwealth Short Story Competition

24 February 2010
Commonwealth Short Story Competition
Details:
Deadline: March 31, 2010

The Commonwealth Short Story Competition is an annual scheme to promote new creative writing, funded and administered by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. Each year around 25 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.

Anyone aged 19 or over who is a citizen of a Commonwealth country (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Singapore) can enter, whether a professional or amateur writer. Stories should be original, unpublished, written in English and no more than 600 words long. Entries will be submitted in plain text via the online application form.

In addition to the first prize and four regional prizes, this year there will be special prizes for the best story for children and the best story concerning Science, Technology and Society, the Commonwealth Day theme for 2010. There is no entry fee. Only one entry may be submitted per person. This can either be a general entry, or a story on the Commonwealth Day theme, or a story for children.

The winning entries will be judged in June by an international panel of writers, broadcasters and academics across the regions of the Commonwealth. Winners will be announced in September.

(More information HERE.)
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