2021 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED

This year we received over 250 entries for our short-story award. We were impressed by the variety of the subject matter, much of which dealt with original themes and ideas not often encountered in Pakistani fiction. The longlist will now be considered by our elite panel of judges and a shortlist will be announced on 15th October. In keeping our practice of "blind" judging, the authors names are withheld until the shortlist is announced. 

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WINNER 2020

ANNOUNCED

Raniya Hosain is the winner of the 2020 Prize for her submission PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN PAIN. Also Highly Commended are Ayesha Arbab, Tooba Masood-Khan, Sara Khan, Yumna Baloch and Angbeen Abbas. All shortlisted submissions are available to read NOW. 

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2019 AWARD CEREMONY

See photos and videos of our Award Ceremony with novelist Kamila Shamsie making the presentation to the Winner Maham Javaid and recipient of our  Special Citation,Sadia Khatri.

Karachi literati in attendance ... 

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2019 PRESS 

Read the excellent press coverage the competition has received since its inception 

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2019 RESULTS

See all our news and results from 2019 including the details of the titles and authors in our Longlist.

Also read what the judges had to say about the submissions they read. 

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