The Juggernaut Short Story Prize

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The Juggernaut Short Story Prize is an exciting opportunity to encourage young and promising talent amongst Indian writers with a cash prize, a publishing contract and an assurance that every entry will be judged and scanned thoroughly by Juggernaut’s editors for possible commissioning. Submissions in all genres are welcome.

1st prize: Rs.25,000

2nd prize: Rs.15,000

3rd prize: Rs.10,000


Here are the terms and conditions of the contest:

How to enter: To participate in the Writing Contest, entrants are required to upload their entries on the Juggernaut writing platform. In case they face any technical issue, please send an email with Subject Line: “Juggernaut Short Story Prize” + technical error in uploading” at

  1. Your submission must include a summary, full author name and bio, and author photo as an attachment
  2. Submissions in all genres are accepted.
  3. Word limit is 5000 words.
  4. We are particularly seeking entries that are highly plot driven-action, engagement, plot twists are very interesting for us.
  5. We value good writing that puts a spin on things.
  6. All email submissions can be uploaded to the writing platform by the Juggernaut team
  7. Submit entries only in English
  8. The competition is open to only the residents of the Indian Subcontinent.||All entries must be original.
  9. Juggernaut reserves exclusive right to the submitted content. All terms and conditions of the writing platform are binding to this contest.
  10. Only one entry per person will be eligible in the contest.
  11. Juggernaut Books reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately disqualify, without notice, any and all Submissions that do not comply with the Submission Requirements set out above, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
  12. The contest period begins from  11 July 2018 to 15 October 2018. Entries won’t be accepted after the closing of the contest.
  13. Decisions of the Judges are final and binding in all respects.
  14. The results will be announced via email to the winner(s) of the contest.
  15. The winners will receive: 1st prize- Rs.25000, 2nd prize- Rs. 15000, 3rd prize- Rs.10000. Shortlisted entries will receive notes of appreciation.

Please participate here!


  1. Padmini Sankar / September 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm /Reply


    Why are your competitions open only to those residing in the subcontinent? The Indian diaspora is spread around the world, and their ideas can add a new flavor to your articles and stories.
    Is there a chance of making your competitions more international or at least opening it up to Indians living outside India?

  2. Randeep Wadehra / October 12, 2018 at 10:33 am /Reply

    When is the result likely to be declared?

    Do reply.

  3. Randeep Wadehra / October 12, 2018 at 10:35 am /Reply

    Are published authors automatically disqualified from participating in this contest?

    Do reply.

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