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The Rules:

The Competition is open to anyone of Indian nationality aged 16 or over.

The deadline for entries is midnight (IST) on Dec 15, 2019.

The short story must be typed and no longer than 2,500 words (excluding title).

Entrants may submit as many stories as they wish, but each story must be submitted as a separate entry.

All work submitted for consideration can be on any subject, and written in any style or form, but must be the contestant’s own original writing, and should not have been published.

We encourage you to register your work/self e-mail/mail (via post) to yourself in order to protect your rights over the content before sending it.

All work must be in English or Hinglish.

Translations into English of work written in other languages can be accepted, provided that the source text is the contestant’s own original work.

Entries will be accepted only online via email.

All short stories are judged anonymously.

Entries may be withdrawn from the competition by notification in writing by email. Entry fees will not be refunded.

No changes can be made to a short story once it has been submitted. If contestants wish to correct errors in stories, they must withdraw their story from the Competition and enter again with payment of entry fee.

The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence about it will be entered into.

The maximum number of winners will be three.

The winners will be contacted by email on or before Dec 31, 2019.

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