Sunday, August 15, 2021
$9 for non-residents of India and Rs. 499 for residents of India
1st Prize Rs. 25,000 or $300 approx.
2nd Prize Rs. 15,000 or $180 approx.
3rd Prize Rs. 10,000 or $120 approx.
Twist & Twain, an online literary magazine, is holding its 2nd short story contest open internationally to new and established writers aged 18 years or over. It is offering a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 for the 1st prize winner, Rs. 15,000 for the 2nd prize winner and Rs. 10,000 for the 3rd prize winner. There are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme. The story should not exceed the 4000-word limit. The jury who shall decide upon the winner comprises novelist and Hollywood script writer Ernest Brawley from the US, author and former bureaucrat Dhruba Hazarika from Guwahati, award-winning writer Breanne Mc Ivor from Trinidad & Tobago, Vietnam-based noted writer Kaushik Barua currently working with the International Fund for Agricultural Development and finally award-winning writer Kelly Eden from New Zealand. It plans to increase the prize amount with each passing year. Interested participants are requested to visit the website www.twistandtwain.com for further details about the contest.
The winner of the 1st Twist & Twain short story contest was David Clemenceau from Germany for his story Muller’s Mosaico dealing with the current xenophobia trending in Germany against the hordes of migrant refugees fleeing their war-ravaged lands and entering Europe, only to be despised by the local populace.