Short Story Competition: Thrillers & Mysteries

Short Story Competition: Thrillers & Mysteries

Get your spook on!
Announcing the details of our latest short short competition with the theme ‘Thrillers & Mysteries’.

Here are all the details:

  1. First things first, please stick to the theme! If your stories do not follow the theme, they will be disqualified from the competition.
  2. The story must be a thriller or mystery in an Indian backdrop.
  3. We are accepting submissions between 24th October and 7th November 2021. Submissions will close on 7th November 2021, 11:59 PM.
  4. There is no world limit.
  5. Only submissions in English will be accepted.
  6. You must select your own title for the short story.
  7. There is no entry fees for the competition.
  8. The stories should be emailed to with a subject that should include ‘T&M + title of your story’. Please include your name, city of residence, and occupation/name of college in your mail.
  9. The submission should be typed in on the body of the email. Please do not send PDFs.
  10. Bonus points for people who follow us on all social media platforms!

PS: The competition is currently open to people residing in India only.

First Round of Selection

The first round will be judged by an internal jury. Shortlisted stories will be published on the website on 10th November 2021. We will send an email to all the participants with the result.

Second Round

After the shortlisted stories have been published on the website, the winner will be decided on the basis of an internal marking system which will be a weighted calculation of the jury’s opinion, the number of views on each story, and engagement on Facebook/Instagram. The winners will be announced on 21st November 2021.

The winners will receive some super exciting prizes!

In case of any queries, you can reach out to us on our social media handles.

We’ve got goosebumps already!