The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners each receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish.

The 2020 Shortlist and five regional winners have been announced. This year’s overall winner will be announced during a special award ceremony which will be broadcast online on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 1pm BST.

Register to watch the online ceremony