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Call for entries for the 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Competition

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced a call for entries for the 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Managed in association with the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, the Commonwealth Short Story Competition is an annual scheme to promote new creative writing for radio. Established in 1996, the competition aims to increase understanding and appreciation of Commonwealth cultures and promote rising literary talents.

Entries are invited from all professional and amateur writers age 19 or over who are citizens of a Commonwealth country.

The winner will receive a prize of £2,000, and there will be four regional prizes of £500. This year, we will also award two special prizes of £500 each: one for the best short story for children and another for the best short story about this year's Commonwealth theme, "Women as Agents of Change."

The deadline for entries is March 1, 2011.

For more information on the terms of the competition, visit the Commonwealth Foundation website.