DWL’s Short Story Contest is now open for submissions. Please read the guidelines below before you apply. You can email your entry to info (at) desiwriterslounge dot net by 11:59 PM (Pakistan Standard Time) on 31 August 2016. Results will be announced during the first week of October.
The contest has no entry fee and is open to writers worldwide. Just like 2015, this year again we have a total of nearly $800 in prize money, including the PKR 50,000 Dastaan Award. The top 3 entries for the contest will win $100 each and one of the top 3 stories will also receive the Dastaan Award. The jury for the contest is composed of DWL and Papercuts magazine staff members.
Winners will be announced during the first week of October.
Note: Writers retain the rights to the stories they submit for the short story contest. The three winning stories are published on DWL’s website and considered for Papercuts magazine’s print edition. For the three winning stories, first publication rights are with DWL and/or Papercuts magazine. After that, the winning authors are free to publish anywhere, as long as due credit is given to the DWL short story contest and/or Papercuts magazine. DWL staff and Papercuts editorial team members are not eligible to participate in the contest.
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