Competition Details

Word count : 2000 – 2500 words

Language : English

Theme # 1: The Fifth Rivulet

Theme # 2: Mosaiked Souls

About Competition Theme

The Fifth Rivulet

We are looking for bold, daring and insanely creative pieces on the
theme ‘The Fifth Rivulet’.


The winning piece will have a plot which would stretch dimensions of
awesomeness to a new level. Push the plot
in horror, action, thriller, tragedy, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy,
lgbt or any genre you love.


We have kept things open for you to experiment with ideas.

About Competition Theme

Mosaiked Souls

We are looking for plots that revolve around spirituality, religion,
tragedy, mental health, mystery or peace.


Winning story would have out-of-the-world execution in establishing
a connection between mosaic and soul.


If your plot lies outside the genres defined above but still nicely
revolves around the theme. Send it over.

Dates To Remember

Launch Date : 15th June 2018

Submission Deadline: 15th July 2018

Judging Round: 16th July – 30th July 2018

Results Announcements:

Top 20 : 5th Aug 2018
Global Launch : 20th Aug 2018

Shipping Author Copies : 30th Aug 2018

Judging Criteria

How we will rate your content?



*Relevance to theme


Grammar and Punctuation


Structure and Organization


Overall impact of story

Sum of all the factors will constitute your final score!

*Please see guidelines and strictly stay within them

Submission Guidelines

Things you should know


What is word limit for submission?


Word limit is 2500 words. Entries exceeding this would be penalized.


Can multiple submissions be made by one person?


Strictly NO. Only one submission per person would be considered per theme. There are two themes, both to be rated separately so you can submit at max. one piece per theme.

How many winners would be decided?


Top 20 entries will be shortlisted to be a part of the published book. Each of these 20 finalists will receive ONE (01 copy each) as a gift. Extra hard copies or ebook could be ordered through Amazon, White Falcon’s WFPStore or

Will an ISBN be assigned to the book of winning entries?


Yes. White Falcon Publishing will provide an ISBN to the book.

What will disqualify my submission?


Previously published content, plagiarized work or plots containing hate speech, defamatory remarks against political or religious entities will result in immediate disqualification.

Who will own the content rights?


If your story is chosen as a finalist then content rights will be reserved by Daastan and White Falcon Publishing. You can not republish the content anywhere else without permission.


reasons to participate



Get individual feedback. Improve. Advance to finals.


All finalists will receive a hard copy of their story at their doorstep.



To be announced after the Round 1 results.


people who made it possible



Daastan is a literary forum working for revival of literature in Pakistan. They connect writers with opportunities for career growth. They believe in empowering authors by connecting all stake holders of Pakistan's literary industry through technology platform Qissa .

Outcast is one of the South Asia’s leading queer publishing platform which provides a voice to issues faced by the marginal lgbt community.

They believe in providing them decent opportunities to make a living through creative writing and providing them legal, emotional and financial support.

How to submit your story for competition?


We require you to submit your stories on ‘Literati Submission’ page.

Step 1 :

Open ‘Literati Submission’ page and fill your personal details.

Step 2 :

Write your story title, a brief summary and click ‘Choose book file’ button and then browse and select your submission document (MS Word format).

Step 3 :

Review the submission form and then click on ‘Submit’ button to submit your story. Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation email.

P.S. Stories once submitted can not be edited. Stories submitted after deadline will not be considered.