2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Regional Winners

Regional winners for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been announced, including one title of genre interest: “When a Woman Renounces Motherhood”, by Innocent Chizaram Ilo, the winner for the Africa Region.

“The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.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 overall winner will be announced in an online ceremony on June 30, 2020.

The regional judges for 2020 are Nic Low, Heather O’Neill, Mohale Mashigo, Nii Ayikwei Parkes (chair), William Phuan, and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw.

For more information, including the complete list of winners, see the official website.

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