Short Story Writing Contest
We invite you to participate in a short story writing contest!
Winner’s work will be published in the U.S. Mission magazine Khabr-o-Nazr
The theme is “home.”Â You decide what this means to you, but we are looking for entries that evoke a sense of place, culture and perspective; and draw on your own experiences of your city, your home, your communities.
Rules and Regulations:
- Submissions must be an original work of fiction. In addition to creativity and skill, they will also be judged by how well they embody the theme.
- Submissions must be in English and cannot exceed 2000 words.
- Participants must be aged 14-18 and currently enrolled in secondary school in Pakistan. You will be requested to send a copy of your school ID or B form to verify your enrollment.
- Your story cannot already have been published elsewhere.
- One story per participant.
- Competition closes July 4th. Entries submitted after this date will not be considered.
- We want to see your writing and your perspectives, and will be checking for plagiarism which is grounds for disqualification. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Copying another’s work
- Taking an original idea and claiming it as your own
- Quoting specific phrases without attribution
- Translating from an original work and claiming it as your own
- Making slight changes to an original work so that you are paraphrasing while maintaining the basic structure of the original
- Submit your entry here