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ANNOUNCING THE 2021 WINNER

The Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize for Women is pleased and proud to announce that the Award for 2021 goes to writer Alia Ahmed for her short story NAJMA. Alia will receive a cash award of Rs.100,000.

 

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2021 SHORTLISTED AUTHORS

We can now reveal the names of the authors whose stories made the 2021 shortlist.

The winning and shortlisted submissions will be published on our website in December and selected longlisted stories, soon afterwards.

 

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ANNOUNCING THE 2021 SHORTLIST

Congratulations to the shortlisted authors whose names will be revealed once the winner has been selected on or before November 15th.

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2021 LONGLISTED AUTHORS REVEALED

Now that our shortlist has been announced we are delighted to reveal the names of our  long listed authors. Congratulations to all those whose stories have been long-listed for making it in an incredibly competitive field. Some of these stories will be published here in the coming months

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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.

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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.