Competition Details

Word count : 2000 – 2500 words

Language : English

Theme # 1: The Fifth Rivulet

Theme # 2: Mosaicked 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
or any genre you love.


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

About Competition Theme

Mosaicked 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



White Falcon is one of the India’s leading self-publishing platform which enables Indian authors to access global market through their platform.

They believe in empowering the content creators by providing them tools, technology and professionals which helps authors kick start their career.

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?

signing up and submitting content


We require you to submit your stories directly on ‘Qissa‘ website.

Step 1 :

Open ‘Qissa‘ website and signup.

Step 2 :

Click on ‘Add Book’ button.

Step 3 :

Write your story title, a brief summary, select genre to “Literati Award For Micro-fiction”, choose language and upload any random image as ‘book cover’. Click on ‘Save and continue Editing’

Step 4 :

You are now in Online Editor. Write, save and preview your work. Once satisfied click on ‘Publish’ button to submit your story.

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