Short Story Contest

Karoor Neelakantan Pillai short story contest for the young
Ministry of Co-operative Department of the Kerala Government in association with Sahitya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society (SPCS) is organising a short story contest in memory of the founder secretary of SPCS, Mr. Karoor Neelkantan Pillai. The contest will be held at the venue of International Book Fair being held from 1 – 11 March 2018 at the Marine Drive Grounds and also at Bolgatty Palace, the venue for the International Festival of Books & Authors.
Everybody aged between 18 – 40 years of age can participate in the contest. Stories that have been unpublished so far or published after December 2017 are the ones considered for the contest. The prize money for the final winner is Rs.1, 00,000/-(Rupees One lakhs). The 2nd and 3rd winners will receive a prize money of Rs.50, 000/- & Rs.20,000/- respectively. The prizes will be awarded at the International Festival of Books & Authors to be held in March 2018.
The stories have to be e-mailed before 20th February 2018 to Alternatively it can mailed to the below address.
Karoor Neelakantan Pillai Short Story Contest 2018
C/O International Festival of Books & Authors,
Aksharamandiram, Marine Drive, Shanmugam Road, Ernakulam – 682 011

Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2020. The fair which will be held from 6th-16th february 2020 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.

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