We have been staggered and heartened by the response to our call for submissions. We have received over 350 entries from every corner of Pakistan and some of that writing has been of a truly outstanding calibre. To see the Longlist, follow the link below. 


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 ... 

2019 PRESS 

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


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.