Update, October 1, 2020: This contest is now closed and we are no longer accepting entries.
Update, October 25, 2020: Due to an overwhelming response and an unexpectedly large number of entries for eShe’s Short Story Contest 2020, results have been delayed. They will now be out on October 29, 2020.
Do you have a talent for spinning stories and always wanted to be a published author? Get writing! eShe is delighted to present Short Story Contest 2020 for women writers in association with Embassy Books.
Jury includes one of India’s highest-selling authors, Preeti Shenoy.
Twenty winners will be published in a book of short stories in early 2021!
Theme: A life-changing experience (fiction)
Word count: 1800 – 2000 words
Author eligibility: Women writers age 18 and above, residents of India
Original and unpublished work only
Only one submission per writer allowed (please do not send pieces submitted elsewhere)
Submission format: Email your story in a Word document (no other format will be accepted). The Word document must also contain:
(1) The title of the piece
(2) Your name
(3) Your email
(4) Your postal address with pin code
(5) Your phone number
Email subject line: “Short story by (your name)”
Email your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: 11.59 pm on September 30, 2020
Results will be announced on October 25, 2020.
20 winners will be published in a book of short stories by Embassy Books to be released in the first quarter of 2021.
All winners will receive two copies of the published book + a merit certificate and notebook from eShe. Winners will be asked to sign a publishing contract.
Preeti Shenoy, award-winning author of 13 bestsellers, ranked one of India’s highest selling authors and most influential celebrities
Aruna Joshi, author and chief editor of Embassy Books
Aekta Kapoor, editor and publisher of eShe magazine