Commonwealth Short Story Competition 2011

The Commonwealth Short Story Competition, an annual scheme to promote new creative writing for radio, funded and administered by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, is here again!

Entry is open to all Commonwealth citizens aged 19 and over to send in original, unpublished short stories for radio.

The 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Competition will open for entry via the online entry form from Friday 15 January to 1 March 2011. Entries should be original, unpublished, in English and no more than 600 words in length. Entries can be on any subject, but there will be a special award for entries relating to the 2011 Commonwealth theme, ‘Women as Agents of Change’ and a special award for a short story for children.

The winning stories will be widely used in promoting literacy around the Commonwealth.
You can view the 2010 winners and their stories here


  1. How and where do i submit this story?should the story centre around any particular subject?when is the closing date ?when and how will the winner(s) be announced?and what exactly do u get when you win?

  2. I like this years theme.The young shall grow.Let’s encourage them through the rustics and rapids of literaure.

    Read Maggie Murray as a co-Author with Buchi Emecheta on OUR OWN FREEDOM. True freedom and observations. Milk and Honey.


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