SPARSH A SHORT STORY CONTEST - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Saturday, 26 August 2017


Sparsh is an opportunity for writers to showcase their imagination, abstractness and their storytelling prowess. Writing is skill whereas Storytelling is magic.

The competition is organised by QuoteUnquote.
The winner will win 10,000 INR and the story will be published on the website.

Contest Guidelines

  • Read ALL the guidelines.
  • Submissions should be previously unpublished,i.e original in English and less then 4,500 words. It's more likely to print shorter pieces.
  • Stories from all genres are welcome.
  • Most of our submissions are bleak. Happy pieces are more apt to stand out.
  • Read stories that organisers  have previously published.
  • Read stories that  organisers  have previously published.
  • Organisers prefer writing with narrative.
  • Organisers do not publish poetry, erotica, inspirational fiction, polemics, non-fiction, gore, fanfic or young adult fiction.
  • At this time organisers are not interested in unsolicited artwork.
  • No multiple submissions, one per reading period except by invitation.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Cover letters are discarded unread.
  • Review by judges is blind. Do not include your name inside your submission. Works with identifying information will be returned unread.
  • Please don't send your trunk stories.
  • Submission is open to all writers.
  • Got questions? E-mail the editors at
Registration Starts : 5th September 2017

How to submit
Submissions are only accepted by e-mail and should be sent as .docx /.doc/.pdf attachments.
Please use the title of your story as the subject of the email.
Please send your submissions from email id u have provided while registering to the contest (mail from email id other than one used during registration will be discarded).
Send your submissions to
You'll receive an e-mail confirming your submission or notifying you of errors. Check your spam folder. If you don't receive an automated acknowledgement within 24 hours, we didn't get your submission. E-mail if this happens.
Submissions Period : 26/08/2017 - 13/09/2017 (Submissions after 13/09/2017 will be discarded)

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