#Blaze

Interpret the word ‘BURN’ in an innovative way to write your story.

Burn could be related physical pain, mental anguish, tragedy, comedy, etc. Ensure that the theme stands out in the story.

Rules:

  1. The submitted story must be between 450-500 words (each). Entries lower than or exceeding the word limit will stand disqualified for the event. (Penmancy Tip: Use https://wordcounter.io/ to check your word count.)
  2. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit- though only the first story received shall qualify for the event. The remaining story/ies shall be treated as a guest story/ies. 
  3. Previously published or plagiarised works will not be considered for contention. The writer of such content stands to be disqualified for the next Penmancy event.
  4. Stories found to have been shared on another platform or blog before the declaration of results stands disqualified from the event.
    In case a story is received after the submission deadline, it shall be considered as a guest entry and shall not qualify for the event.
  5. NO corrections/ reviews of story/ies shall be entertained, but you may submit your edited stories after the event has concluded.

Winning criteria:

1.The winner will be chosen on the basis of the judges’ scores (out of 10)-

2. The entries adjudged by a panel of judges and event organisers shall be binding. Judges’ scores to be deemed final and may not be contested. No scores will be shared with the participants.

3. All writers are required to read and comment on 5 stories other than their own and encourage their fellow writers with valuable and constructive inputs. Comments like “nice”, “good work”, “brilliant piece”, etc. do not provide the necessary critique and are not helpful for anyone.

4. Only stories that garnered an average score/rating of 7.5 and above from the panel of judges shall be eligible for winning.

Event timelines:

The announcement of winners may be postponed or preponed depending on the number of entries received.

The winners of the event shall receive the book Git, the Gita by Brindha Venkataramani .

This book has been shared by the author as a part of the Penmancy #BookNook Gift-a-Book program

For questions related to the rules and criteria, please write to us at penmagica@gmail.com.


Below are the submissions