I strongly object on some of the rules of contest:
"Entries will not be returned or acknowledged
Winners will assign publication rights to the Z.Z. and Zohra Ahmed Foundation for a period of 2 years
Administrators of the prize reserve the right to disqualify any entry without any correspondence in this regard
Only winners will be notified"
They want to give little prizes (small amount of money) while they'll munch on royalties when they'll publish stories as books to the international market. It's more like a ghost writer contest. Stay away from it.
its okay..But the thing I detest about Pakistani writing contests is that they dont show u the winning essays and u cant compare yourself with the winner's essays..
This at times hurt me and discourage me....
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This at times hurt me and discourage me…
its short stories not essays but i agree with you. reading winning entries by other people would have been more fun and comparing it to ours. but they aren’t gonna do that.
oh,actually I participate usually in essays competition...
The so far essay competitions I participated in,none of them showed the entries of the winning contests....
this sounds suspcious to me at least..!!!
If poetry is your thing, then blue mountain arts runs a poetry contest twice a year. No entry fee, and as many entries as you like.
Contest remains open for 6 months. Deadline of current contest is June 30, 2009. They announce winners after 45 days of the deadline. They do send an automated email to acknowledge receipt of your entry.
Previous winners and their entries on