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 www.twistandtwain.com 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.