Monday, 17 September 2012

Writers' Forum September-October Contests: Open to the Public

The Sacred Heart College Writers' Forum contests are generally meant for our students. But we have decided to host a few contests every year that are not restricted to them.

The September-October 2012 contests are open to the public. Anyone from any part of the world can submit their entries. Please do see the individual contest descriptions for the rules.


You can submit a poem, which does not exceed 30 lines, based on this picture. You are free to experiment with any of the poetic forms, or free verse.
Original thoughts and metaphorical expressions will be appreciated.
Picture credit: Balbir Krishan, acrylic on canvas (with the artist's permission).

Flash Fiction
Here's the picture prompt for flash fiction. I guess this will set your creative forces on fire!
If you need to know what Flash Fiction means, please do follow this link:
Word limit: 600 words
Photo Credit: Mike Keville, London.

Yes, we have the caption contests this time again. All you have to do is to give an appropriate caption (1-10words) for the picture here. 
Photo Credit: Joe Pacione, Canada.

We will publish the winning entries in the blog, and also in an online literary journal that we plan to bring out late in 2012. We do not offer cash prizes, but please do note that there is no reading fee as well.

Deadline: October 31st 2012
You can send your entries in .doc/PDF format to 

Please do include a bio note in less than 100 words, with your postal and email address.

Sacred Heart College students can either make an email submission or hand in the entries directly to Prof. Jose Varghese, Department of English.