Blake Friedmann are to begin working with Commonwealth writers, beginning with the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part of Commonwealth Writers the cultural initiative from the Commonwealth Foundation. Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging voices which can influence the decision-making processes affecting their lives. The Prize aims to identify talented writers who will go on to inspire their local communities. There will be five winners, one from each region (Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Caribbean and Pacific). One regional winner will be selected as the overall winner. The overall winner of the Commonwealth Sho
Blake Friedmann will work with writers selected via the prize. The 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize judging panel will be chaired by Ellah Allfrey, Deputy Chair of the Council of the Caine Prize, and previously Deputy Editor of Granta and Senior Editor at Jonathan Cape, Random House. It is open for entries from 1 October 2013. For more information click here.