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Online literary magazine holding short story contest

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, June 13 - Online literary magazine Twist & Twain is holding its second short story contest open internationally to new and established writers aged 18 years and above. It is offering a cash prize of Rs 25,000 for the 1st prize winner, Rs 15,000 for the 2nd prize winner and Rs 10,000 for the 3rd prize winner, according to a press release issued here.

The story should not exceed the 4000-word limit. The jury that will decide upon the winners comprises novelist and Hollywood script writer Ernest Brawley from the US, author and former bureaucrat Dhruba Hazarika from Guwahati, award-winning writer Breanne Mc Ivor from Trinidad & Tobago, award-winning writer Kaushik Barua based in Hanoi, Vietnam and currently working with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and another award-winning writer Kelly Eden from New Zealand.

Interested participants can visit the website for further details about the contest. The press release added that the winner of the first Twist & Twain short story contest was David Clemenceau from Germany for his story Muller�s Mosaico dealing with the current trend of xenophobia in Germany against the hordes of migrant refugees fleeing their war-ravaged lands and entering Europe, only to be despised by the local populace.

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