A book and a scarf.

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1. Submit your fictional story based on the given prompt. Your story must include both the objects mentioned.

2. The submitted story must be between 450-500 words. 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 ONLY ONE entry. So bring out your best. Only fresh stories are accepted for the event. Previously published stories will not be considered for contention. No Plagiarism. PLEASE.

4. Only stories that garnered an average score of 7.5 and above will be eligible for winning.

5. Submitted entries to be adjudged based on the

  • use of prompt/theme,
  • plot & story,
  • use of language,
  • emotional impact and
  • narrative voice & content.

Each criterion carries 10 points. Total scores will be aggregated to derive the average score out of 10.

6. 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 1200×675 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-13″ (compulsory).

7. Most of all- HAVE FUN!!

P.s.: Last date of submission is October 23, 2019 (Wednesday) 2359 hrs. Winners shall be announced on October 30, 2019 (Wednesday) at 8 PM.


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  1. Earn Penmancy Points. Start earning Penmancy Points as soon as you submit a story.
  2. The top three winners of the event shall be sent the book Married? Happily!? by Rakhi Kapoor

Check the submitted stories here:

The Stained Scarf

Cool, gushing autumn wind, engulfed the car, sending a sharp chill down the spine. “Narayan Ji, could you please roll ...
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A Beautiful Bond

I thought of her as I sat in the balcony, sipping tea. My husband, Ramesh was putting his shoes on ...
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The Lover

Rummaging through the contents of the wardrobe, his eyes brimmed over. He still found it hard to believe that she ...
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Magic of Imagination

As the bus panted its way through the lush foliage of the foothills, I craned my neck out of the ...
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