Makereti Wins Pacific Regional Commonwealth Prize

The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize judges have announced this year’s five regional winners, including the speculative story “Black Milk” by Tina Makereti (New Zealand) for the Pacific region. Makeri’s story can be read online at Granta, as part of a partnership between Commonwealth Writers and Granta to publish the regional winners every Wednesday until June 1.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded to the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English, and short stories translated into English from other languages (stories may be submitted in their original language if not in English). Five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions receive £2,500 (USD $3,835), and the overall winner receives £5,000 ($7,670). Translators also receive equal prize money. The winner will be announced at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica on June 5. For more information, visit The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize: Regional Winners.