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message 1: by Faheem (new)

Faheem  (faheeem) | 1596 comments Mod
Short Story contest 2018 is here.

As per tradition, Pakistani Readers will hold a short story competition. It was delayed a bit this year. Get your stories ready. The rules are same as previous years. You can view them here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
There is no specific theme this time, any type of fictional story would do. The word (soft) limit is : 2000-2500.
(Take care of grammatical/spelling mistakes before submission )

You can submit your stories till Sunday, 9th September, 2018.
email your stories to following email id: pakistani.readers@gmail.com

The stories would be posted anonymously by Mods. Group members would be able to read, comment and rate the stories for two weeks. Scale would be 1 to 10. Stories with the highest score would be shortlisted for the FInal Poll.

Authors are not allowed to identify their respective stories till the winner announcement to avoid favoritism/bias in rating.

As always, there would be prize for the winner :)

Best of luck.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)


message 2: by Shabana (new)

Shabana Mukhtar (shabanamukhtarofficial) | 181 comments When and where do we see the results? I couldn't find any topic.


message 3: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Shabana wrote: "When and where do we see the results? I couldn't find any topic."

Stories first, would be submitted at the email and once deadline has ended, only then all stories would be posted at once. we will post links and maybe even broadcast a text about it, so stay tuned! :)


message 4: by Shabana (new)

Shabana Mukhtar (shabanamukhtarofficial) | 181 comments I understand. I was asking where could I read the previous contest's winning stories. If they are already on the board, my search for 'winner' and 'result' doesn't show anything. Perhaps my search terms should be different.


message 5: by Uzair (new)

Uzair | 1007 comments I'm thinking of Editing,lengthening and submitting a story i oince wrote but no promises.

I'm still very new to this writing stuff and don't know if it's Ok or sucks.


message 6: by Aakash (last edited Aug 09, 2018 11:55AM) (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Shabana wrote: "I understand. I was asking where could I read the previous contest's winning stories. If they are already on the board, my search for 'winner' and 'result' doesn't show anything. Perhaps my search ..."

oh okay! :) you can read them here

and here


message 7: by Shabana (new)

Shabana Mukhtar (shabanamukhtarofficial) | 181 comments Aakash wrote: "Shabana wrote: "I understand. I was asking where could I read the previous contest's winning stories. If they are already on the board, my search for 'winner' and 'result' doesn't show anything. Pe..."

Thanks Aakash. I am sending a message. Have more queries.


message 8: by Faheem (new)

Faheem  (faheeem) | 1596 comments Mod
Three days left for story submission.

email your stories to following id: pakistani.readers@gmail.com

You can submit your stories till Sunday, 11.59 pm (PST).


message 9: by Faheem (new)

Faheem  (faheeem) | 1596 comments Mod
Hello everyone,

Last reminder for story submissions, one day remaining.
Send your stories by Midnight tomorrow. :)

Submission update, 3 stories received;
i. My Scars Tell a Story
ii. An hour in the corporation bus
iii. The song sang itself, and it couldn’t be stopped


message 10: by Faheem (new)

Faheem  (faheeem) | 1596 comments Mod
Short Story Contest 2018

All submitted stories have been posted, Here is the link to the stories:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...

Read, comment and rate the stories,
Rating scale would be 1 to 10; members are requested to rate all the stories rather than a selected few to maintain uniformity. try to be objective in your ratings and criticize in a civil manner. :)

Rating process will last till September 25th, 2018.

Authors can reply to comments about their respective stories after the end of the rating process.

PS: Authors are allowed to comment on other stories however, they are expected to add a comment and rating to their own story. (The self rating would not be included in final aggregate score of a story).

I wish best of luck to all the authors. :)


message 11: by Faheem (new)

Faheem  (faheeem) | 1596 comments Mod
Last Round of the Short Story Contest.

Vote for the best story of the contest by visiting following link:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Top three Stories are:

My Mariam

The Mistral

The song sang itself, and it couldn’t be stopped

Poll will end on Sunday 7th Oct. Read the stories if you haven't read them and vote for the best one.

I would like to thank all the authors submitted the stories and the members who took time to read, rated and/or voted for the stories. :)


message 12: by Narjis (new)

Narjis Naqvi | 713 comments Faheem wrote: "Last Round of the Short Story Contest.

Vote for the best story of the contest by visiting following link:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Top three Sto..."


These links are broken or am I too late and can't read stories?


message 13: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Using phone? Links are messing from using smartphone. Try web version of the website.


message 14: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Khalid | 807 comments Aakash wrote: "Using phone? Links are messing from using smartphone. Try web version of the website."

Yes smartphone version of GR sucks. Shifting to desktop version helps a lot


message 15: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Abdullah wrote: "Aakash wrote: "Using phone? Links are messing from using smartphone. Try web version of the website."

Yes smartphone version of GR sucks. Shifting to desktop version helps a lot"


I hope they fix it.. its annoying.


message 16: by Faheem (new)

Faheem  (faheeem) | 1596 comments Mod
Results are in, It was a close call but we have a winner,

Winner of short story contest is

The song sang itself, and it couldn't be stopped by Ms Aaila khan Yousafzai

Congratulations Aaila, as winner of the contest you'llbe getting a prize. We'll contact you soon for that :)


There is draw for the rumner up position between

Mistrel by Abdullah Khalid

and

My Mariam by Anonymous

Congratulations Abdullah and Anonymous author, better luck next time :)

Thank you everyone one for participating in the contest. All stories were very good, I enjoyed reading every single one of them. I hope you'll also join in the next contest.
I would also like to thank the fellow members who read, rated and voted for the different stories. :)


message 17: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Khalid | 807 comments Congratulations to the winner ! :D


message 18: by Amna (new)

Amna  (devilishpisho) | 3268 comments Congratulations Aalia and the rest of the authors too. :)


message 19: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Abdullah wrote: "Congratulations to the winner ! :D"

Abdullah, Its party time!!! So Venue please? 😁


message 20: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Khalid | 807 comments Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Congratulations to the winner ! :D"

Abdullah, Its party time!!! So Venue please? 😁"


😅😂
inshaAllah when we meet XD


message 21: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Abdullah wrote: "Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Congratulations to the winner ! :D"

Abdullah, Its party time!!! So Venue please? 😁"

😅😂
inshaAllah when we meet XD"


in simple words, Never! 😐🤨


message 22: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Attention Everyone! :P

The stories are open for discussion and comment now, If you have any question or query please comment on the respective story.

Thank you!




message 23: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Khalid | 807 comments Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Congratulations to the winner ! :D"

Abdullah, Its party time!!! So Venue please? 😁"

😅😂
inshaAllah when we meet XD"

in simple words, Never! 😐🤨"


Aree, Mod ji, is that a rejection for a Meetup? 👀
We'll meet inshaAllah XD


message 24: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Khalid | 807 comments Aakash wrote: "
Attention Everyone! :P

The stories are open for discussion and comment now, If you have any question or query please comment on the respective story.

Thank you!


"

Can we dig the anonymous winner out? Please?


message 25: by Amna (new)

Amna  (devilishpisho) | 3268 comments I'm very curious to know whose the author of 'My scars tell a story'.


message 26: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Amna wrote: "I'm very curious to know whose the author of 'My scars tell a story'."

Abdullah wrote: "Aakash wrote: "
Attention Everyone! :P

The stories are open for discussion and comment now, If you have any question or query please comment on the respective story.

Thank you!


"
Can we dig..."


as soon as Faheem comes, he will announce names of the author other than Anonymus. :P


message 27: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Abdullah wrote: "Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Congratulations to the winner ! :D"

Abdullah, Its party time!!! So Venue please? 😁"

😅😂
inshaAllah when we meet XD"

in simple words..."


haha... fasanay :P


message 28: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Khalid | 807 comments Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Aakash wrote: "Abdullah wrote: "Congratulations to the winner ! :D"

Abdullah, Its party time!!! So Venue please? 😁"

😅😂
inshaAllah when we meet XD"..."



That depends upon you. I must say, you are giving up on your treat so easily @Akash 😂


message 29: by Shabana (last edited Oct 15, 2018 10:40AM) (new)

Shabana Mukhtar (shabanamukhtarofficial) | 181 comments Congratulations Aalia, Abdullah and Anonymous :-)

I am not getting time to read or review. Visiting GR after long time.

@Abdullah
پارٹی تو بنتی ہے
:-)


message 30: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Khalid | 807 comments Shabana wrote: "Congratulations Aalia, Abdullah and Anonymous :-)

I am not getting time to read or review. Visiting GR after long time.

@Abdullah
پارٹی تو بنتی ہے
:-)"


Hahaha yes 😂


message 31: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Khalid | 807 comments Aalia wrote: "Haha thanks! It's been fun participating here!"

Congratulations Aalia!


message 32: by Uzair (new)

Uzair | 1007 comments After 4 months?


message 33: by Faheem (new)

Faheem  (faheeem) | 1596 comments Mod
@Aaila, I hoped you like the prize :)

Apologies, for the such a long the delay. :(


message 34: by Aakash (new)

Aakash (mistyanon) | 5347 comments Mod
Muhammad Ozair wrote: "After 4 months?"

Official procedures do often take time. 😶😶😶😁


message 35: by Faheem (new)

Faheem  (faheeem) | 1596 comments Mod
hi everyone, this year's short story contest is here.

Click here for details: Short Story Contest 2019

happy writing :)


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