For all those who are trying their hand in writing short stories here is the ice breaker, a contest which lead you to recognition or maybe not but either ways will give a push to further explore new opportunities. After a successful season Write India is back open so gear up with your quill and parchment.
The campaign by Times of India goes about as a well-known author provides a passage prompt which has to be used in your story. Its the third month of campaign and the author of the month is Jeffrey Archer. The entries are open till 30th of September.The rules of competition are mentioned below.
PROMPT BY AUTHOR
I wish I’d been there earlier. It might have made all the difference. So all I can tell you is why he was murdered.
RULES BY THE AUTHOR
1. Read the classics.
2. The first draft doesn’t mean you’ve written a book.
3. Write what you know about.
4. Do your own thing.
WRITE INDIA RULES
1. Read carefully the passage provided by the author. You can use it anywhere in your story.
2. DO NOT tamper with the author passage. Entries with ‘split’ passage or with any kind of change in the passage will be disqualified.
3. Each author has provided some rules. If your story does not abide by the rules, it shall be considered disqualified.
4. Stick to a minimum of 1500 words and a maximum of 3000 words.
5. The story must be written in English. Be careful with your editing, grammar and punctuation.Though we are primarily looking for good storytellers, language skill will strengthen your case in case of a tie.
6. Please submit your story before or on the last day of the contest for it to be considered. Only entries submitted till midnight of every 30th will be considered.
7. If you send more than one entry, please remember we will be considering only the last one sent.
8. DO NOT upload or email scanned or JPEG files of your story. Such entries will be disqualified.
Best story will be selected Mr. Jeffrey Archer. Do not miss a chance to write with your favorite author. To participate register now at the official page of Times of India.
Check out book published of first Write India campaign Write India Stories: 36 Winning Entries