Login to your account
Don't have an account yet?
Create your own account and receive notifications of opportunities of your interest, save the opportunity you like and discuss.
Twist & Twain Short Story Contest 2020-21

Twist & Twain Short Story Contest 2020-21

Looks like you haven't logged in.
Login to save opportunities.


Applications call for Twist & Twain Short Story Contest 2020-21. The 2nd short story contest of Twist & Twain is open internationally to new and established writers aged 18 years or over.


  • 1st Prize: Rs. 25,000 or $300 approx.
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 15,000 or $180 approx.
  • 3rd Prize: Rs. 10,000 or $120 approx.

General Rules

  • The story must be written originally in the English language and should not exceed the 4000-word limit.
  • Entries exceeding the word limit will be disqualified. Type the exact word count (counting every single word, except the title) at the top of the manuscript.
  • The contest is open internationally to new and established writers aged 18 years or over. There is no upper age limit.
  • There are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme.
  • Entries must be received not later than 15 August 2021. (11:59 pm in Indian Standard Time)
  • See full rules here

Submission Guidelines

  • Mention the title of your work and select the genre. You may upload an appropriate image to go along with your subject. If you don’t feel like doing so, no problem, Twist & Twist find it for you.
  • Try to keep your work within the 5000-word limit. Before submitting, writers should ensure that their item is properly edited and proof-read well. Do not include any amateurish stuff. Typos and poor grammar are criteria for rejection.
  • Write a brief background about yourself in the Third Person. Tell us about your work status, education, if your write-ups had been published elsewhere, anything nice about you.
  • Use your real name, your full name. No pen names, please.
  • Twist & Twain love to read-only properly formatted documents. Use only Arial font with 1.5 spacing. Lines must be well-aligned, justified (Ctrl + J in MS Word). And do not add color.
  • Your profile photo must only be in JPEG format.
  • All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.
  • Furthermore, Twist & Twain no longer publish poems and screenplays.

Enter the contest


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 August,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerTwist & Twain



Your email address will not be published. Fields marked with * are required.