2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The shortlist for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize includes several titles of possible genre interest:

  • “Ghillie’s Mum”, Lynda Clark (United Kingdom)
  • “The Divine Pregnancy in a Twelve-Year-Old Woman”, Sagnik Datta (India)
  • “Passage”, Kevin Hosein (Trinidad and Tobago)

“The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000.” The regional judges for 2018 are Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Canada and Europe), Sunila Galappatti (Asia), Damon Galgut (Africa), Mark McWatt (Caribbean), and Paula Morris (Pacific).

For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the official website.

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