The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English written by a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Continue reading
We’re inviting writers from islands in the Commonwealth* to submit stories for a new anthology.
The anthology will include poetry, short stories, and nonfiction – which can include creative non-fiction, memoir, and photo or narrative essays – from an island perspective. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – SHORTLIST 2016
The Brunel University African Poetry Prize
in partnership with Commonwealth Writers
This is the fourth year of The Brunel University African Poetry Prize, a major poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. The prize is sponsored by Brunel University London and Commonwealth Writers. It is open to African poets worldwide and each poet has to submit 10 poems to be eligible.
The judges this year are the poets, critics and academics: Kwame Dawes, Tsitsi Jaji, John Keene, Helen Yitah, and Chair and founder, Bernardine Evaristo. Out of a record-breaking 900 entries, the judges came up with a shortlist of ten poets, none of whom has yet published a full length poetry book. Continue reading