Thursday, 10 September 2015

Uncommon wealth

The top prize for the Commonwealth writers competition is £5,000. There are also five regional prizes of £2,500.

To enter you'll need to submit an unpublished short story of 2 to 5,000 words by 1st November - and be a citizen of a commonwealth country.


10 comments:

  1. Wow, that's certainly a hefty prize. Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. Nice prize. Is the USA still a commonwealth nation or was it ever?

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    1. You're out of luck there, Oscar. Your Independence came quite a while before the Commonwealth was set up.

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    2. You can apply to join - but I imagine the paperwork would still be going on long after this competition closed.

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  3. Hi Patsy - that's a different demographic: interesting to know about ... great idea. Cheers Hilary

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    1. It opens up the competition to a lot more people than I'd realised would be included, Hilary.

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  4. The USA has never been a commonwealth country I'm afraid. It would mean the Queen was your Head of State such as in Canada and Australia.

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    1. I'm not sure she does have to be head of state, Lexi (although she is the head of the commonwealth) Don't Brunei and Tonga have their own royal family?

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  5. Interesting, I've just checked this and you are right I have just checked this and she is not head of state in all commonwealth countries. Here's a list those as realms has the queen, those with republic have a different Head of state.
    http://www.royal.gov.uk/monarchandcommonwealth/commonwealthmembers/membersofthecommonwealth.aspx

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Thanks so much for commenting!