“It was a dark, stormy night.”

Penprompter: Shraddha Niphadkar
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1. Submit your fictional stories based on the given prompt without alteration. The given line (prompt) may appear anywhere in the story. Kindly highlight it to be recognised easily. 

2. The submitted story/ies must be between 450-500 words (each). Entries lower than or exceeding the word limit will stand disqualified for the event. (Penmancy Tip:- Use‭ ‬‭ ‬to check your word count.)

3. Writers may submit 3 entries of unique storylines. Only fresh stories are accepted for the event. Previously published stories will not be considered for contention. No Plagiarism. PLEASE.

4. Send in your entries to in a word document along with a 2-3 line bio and a cover picture for the story (optional-you may refer to pixabaydotcom or unsplashdotcom for high quality free photos, preferably above 900×800 pixels). {You need not send your details if you have already sent them, lest you want them replaced} The subject of your mail should be “Entry for QuinTale-07″ (compulsory).

5. Most of all- HAVE FUN!!

P.s.: Last date of submission is March 23, 2019. Winners shall be announced on March 28, 2019.


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