CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ENTRIES OPEN 1ST APRIL 2022
ENTRIES CLOSE 30TH JUNE 2022
This year the prize is being awarded for NON-FICTIION which includes memoir, biography, travel-writing and narrative or polemical essay,
ANNOUNCING THE 2022 PANEL OF JUDGES
This year the prize is being awarded for NON-FICTION so our judging panel features non-fiction authors, journalists and editors. Follow the link below for more information about our judges.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 ...