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Writers, get your short story published on Juggernaut.

Got story to tell? Simply upload your entry on the Juggernaut Writing Platform and you stand a chance to win a publishing contract from us. Not only that, your entries will be ready by our judges:
Send us a story that will floor us. Or make us cry. Or have us in splits. There are no themes. All you need to do is bowl our judges over.

Know the Judges

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan: Blogger and writer, she has written several books, her most recent being The One Who Swam with the Fishes published earlier this year.
Ajay K. Pandey: is the bestselling author of You are the Best Wife and Her Last Wish.
Chiki Sarkar: is the publisher and founder of Juggernaut Books.

The Grand Prize

  • A cash prize of Rs 50,000
  • A publishing contract by Juggernaut Books
  • One-on-one editorial feedback from our editors

Your stories will be read by the judges and by our 470K readers.

The story will feature prominently on the front page of the Juggernaut app and website, as well as on our partner Airtel’s network. Not to mention, there will be a widespread publicity campaign around it.

Rules 

  1. Each contestant can only send in 1 story, so send in your best.
  2. Stories cannot be longer than 8,000 words.
  3. Contest is open only to Indians.
  4. Entries close on Sept 8, 2017

How to Submit

Submit Story Here, Hurry!

Or

Email your submissions to contest@juggernaut.in

40 Comments

  1. Rajendra Prasad Paswan / August 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm /Reply

    Short story wiLloyd submitted earlier.

  2. Padmini Sankar / August 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm /Reply

    Hello, is the minimum word count fir the short story entry 5000 words?

  3. Padmini Sankar / August 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm /Reply

    Hello, is the minimum word count for the short story entry 5000 words?

    • Team Juggernaut / August 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm /Reply

      No, it’s not.

  4. Sayali / August 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm /Reply

    Can we submit short story in Hindi?

    • Team Juggernaut / August 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm /Reply

      Yes, you can.

  5. Tareq Zahir / August 29, 2017 at 1:23 pm /Reply

    It says contest closes on aug 31 at the beginning and entries close on sept 8 in the rules section. A bit confused there. Can you please clarify?

    • Team Juggernaut / August 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm /Reply

      Oops! We’ve changed the image now. The final date is September 8.

  6. Tareq Zahir / August 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm /Reply

    Thanks for clarifying.

  7. Randeep Wadehra / August 31, 2017 at 9:52 am /Reply

    Hi!
    If I submit the cover ( (jpg) along with the short story (word doc.) by email, will the cover be considered for publishing. Or do I have submit both through your website platform?

    Do reply.

    Regards

    • Team Juggernaut / August 31, 2017 at 11:18 am /Reply

      Hi!
      To submit your story and cover, you can use our writing platform. Here’s the link: https://write.juggernaut.in/

      Hope this helps!

  8. Uddalak Gupta / September 1, 2017 at 10:46 am /Reply

    Hi, I submitted my story yesterday by email. Had two queries:

    1. Does an email entry qualify? I found it much easier to mail the story in a PDF file to contest@juggernaut.in

    Do hope uploading the piece on the writer’s platform is not mandatory…? It’s a more cumbersome process.

    2. As the story I sent is based on an experience I had while on a holiday abroad, wanted to check if the theme necessarily has to be ‘Indian’ or not. (While the contest is titled The Great Indian Short Story Contest, it didn’t say anywhere that it had to be so.) The one I submitted is more ‘universal’, and hope that doesn’t rule it out.

    PS. When d’you think the results will be announced?

    • Team Juggernaut / September 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm /Reply

      Hello!

      Thank you for your entry.

      1. Yes, that should work.
      2. The setting of the story shouldn’t be an issue.

      We’ll keep you posted on our social media pages about results, so follow us to stay informed.

  9. sarvesh / September 1, 2017 at 2:46 pm /Reply

    Hello,

    I have submitted my short story via mail. Do I have to do anything further also?

    • Team Juggernaut / September 7, 2017 at 11:59 am /Reply

      Hello!

      Just wait for the results.

  10. Randeep Wadehra / September 1, 2017 at 3:49 pm /Reply

    I submitted my story along with its cover by email as I found it more convenient. Hope the same would accepted. If accepted, when should I expect it to be published?

    Do reply.

    Best regards

    • Team Juggernaut / September 7, 2017 at 11:59 am /Reply

      Hello!

      We’ll keep you posted on our social media pages, so follow us to stay informed.

  11. Randeep Wadehra / September 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm /Reply

    Hi!

    When are the results likely to be announced?

    Do reply.

    Regards

    • Team Juggernaut / September 7, 2017 at 11:58 am /Reply

      Hello!

      We’ll keep you posted on our social media pages, so follow us to stay informed.

  12. Kamalini / September 7, 2017 at 11:47 am /Reply

    So all I need is to submit my story with a cover, is that right? My story’s ready, but to design my cover, that’s the real deal. If all goes well, my story with its cover will be submitted tonight. Wish me luck team Juggernaut.

    Thanks,
    K

    • Team Juggernaut / September 7, 2017 at 11:57 am /Reply

      Good luck!

  13. Vijay Lakshmi / September 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm /Reply

    can i sent story thru your mail address.

    regards

  14. SwapC / September 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm /Reply

    As the deadline is 8th Sept, I can submit the story and cover anytime before EOD tomorrow, right?

    • Team Juggernaut / September 8, 2017 at 11:53 am /Reply

      Yes. By midnight tonight.

  15. Kamalini / September 7, 2017 at 10:15 pm /Reply

    Thank you very much.

  16. savita / September 8, 2017 at 8:07 am /Reply

    what do you mean by cover? a pic and title?

    • Team Juggernaut / September 8, 2017 at 11:53 am /Reply

      Yes. Or an illustration. Whatever you prefer.

  17. Tareq Zahir / September 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm /Reply

    I was trying to enter this contest but am not sure if i succeeded. I was led through a series of steps after which i find the story i wanted to submit over here: https://www.juggernaut.in/books/7c8edf5a815b43cb.

    Is that where it should be?
    Thanks n regards,
    Tareq

  18. Deepa / September 9, 2017 at 7:24 am /Reply

    Hi Team,
    I have submitted the story. Couple of queries:
    1. Will the judges read all the stories and give editorial comment on all of them? If yes, that would be great.
    2. Where can we read the stories of other contestants?
    Thanks,
    Deepa.

  19. Ratna / September 9, 2017 at 11:59 am /Reply

    Hi
    Have sent in an email submission
    Will there be an acknowledgement sent for that?
    Thank you

    • Team Juggernaut / September 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm /Reply

      Hi!

      We’ve received your story, and will be announcing the winners soon.

      Thanks!

      • Ratna / September 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm /Reply

        Thank you for the acknowledgement team Juggernaut

  20. saurabh / September 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm /Reply

    is the contest still open?

    • Team Juggernaut / September 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm /Reply

      No. The contest was open till Sept 8.

  21. isha / September 13, 2017 at 1:34 am /Reply

    Hi!
    I submitted the story via mail as was facing some technical glitches with the site. hw do i know whether it was submitted or not? and do i still have the option of trying to upload it on the site so as to share it with readers or nt?

    Thanks!

  22. Smita / September 18, 2017 at 9:21 pm /Reply

    Hi, when will the results be out?

  23. Randeep Wadehra / September 20, 2017 at 3:35 pm /Reply

    Hi!

    Looking forward to the short stories contest results. When should we expect them?

    Do reply.

    Regards

  24. shalini singh / September 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm /Reply

    hello!
    i submitted my story without the cover via email as was facing technical issues at your site. Didn’t know that the cover page was mandatory. Will my story be considered without the cover page?
    regards

  25. Shaira Mohan / October 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm /Reply

    Hi! I am thrilled to be the winner of the Great Indian short story contest and I was wondering what prize if any I was eligible for? As per the details above there seems to be a cash prize and contract? Thanks.

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