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Entries are being invited for the 2006 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. The deadline for receipt of entries is May 1, 2006.
Kim Robinson, a Jamaican, was the Americas regional winner in the 2005 competition for her story titled, ‘Spreeing in the SUV’. Indian writer, Preeta Krishna was the overall winner of the 2005 Short Story Competition for her story, ‘Treason’. The aim of the short story competition is to promote the Commonwealth through broadcasting high quality short stories submitted by Commonwealth writers. The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), with funding from the Commonwealth Foundation, administers the competition.
The competition is open to all Commonwealth citizens and entries must clearly state the country of citizenship and residence. There is no age limit and entries can be from either amateurs or professionals. The stories may have any theme or subject, but should not exceed 600 words.
All entries must be in English and the stories must be original and should not have been previously published anywhere. Each writer can submit a maximum of three stories. Entries must be sent by post or courier to reach within the deadline.
The winners will retain the copyright but assign the broadcasting rights (including audio on demand) for 10 years to the CBA to pass on to its members.
Winners will also assign publication rights for 10 years to the CBA and the Commonwealth Foundation, and the rights for the story to be sold on any audio medium by the CBA. Both these rights are non-exclusive. More information on the competition is available from the CBA website www.cba.org.uk.
First prize is