We’re delighted to announce our association with the Times LitFest 2017 on Dec 15th-17th in Mumbai. As part of this collaboration, we’re launching the Juggernaut Writing Contest. The rules are simple –

  1. Entries have to be submitted on the writing platform ( or emailed to
  2. All work received via email can be uploaded by our team on the writing platform and no special permission will be needed for the same
  3. All email submissions must come with an author bio and a summary.
  4. Our team of editors will pick the top 5 entries and the winners will be announced on the day of the workshop that will take place at the Litfest. The results will be announced both online and offline.
  5. The stories submitted must stick to a short story format, 3000-5000 words. No other pre-qualification is needed, barring this.
  6. Stories submitted via email must contain “story name and Times LitFest contest” in the subject line. Submissions must also include a short author bio and photo.
  7. Last date of submission is Dec 7, 2017
  8. Once the stories are up, they are owned by Juggernaut and cannot be republished for commercial use without written permission.


  1. The best story gets a contract from Juggernaut Books
  2. Top 3 winners get one-on-one feedback from our editors
  3. Publicity and promotion from us and Times LitFest
  4. A chance to attend an exclusive writing workshop during the Times LitFest 2017


Happy writing!



  1. Varchaswi / November 20, 2017 at 9:41 pm /Reply

    Sorry to disturb at this moment… But there is discrepancy… In the body of the message, the word limit is max 8000… but in the image, it is 5000… can somebody clarify…and is there any restriction on the genre….?

  2. Renuka / November 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm /Reply

    What is the last date for submissions?

  3. vinayak / November 25, 2017 at 7:22 pm /Reply

    Is there a lower limit for the word count? Can’t the story be 2000-2500 words?

  4. Manju Thakur / December 5, 2017 at 7:31 pm /Reply

    Is it just me?
    I tried to upload the Short story; Writer’s platform takes it as book. It asked me to choose a cover as well. I am confused! I just uploaded a short story to be considered for the Times LitFest contest. Someone take notice please.

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