Pen & Ink

Are you a writer who wants to be published? If yes, this is the right place for you. 

After seven successful years of publishing ‘Curiosity Kid’ magazine for the uniquely curious and talented kids, we are here to announce our first annual ‘Short Story Writing’ competition in two separate categories: Group A for age 9 to 13 and Group B for age 14 to 17.

Short Story Writing Contest (400-4000 words)                                            

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Non-fiction, Historical fiction, Horror/Thriller

Deadline for submission: by May 15, 2021  

Declaration of Winners: by July 31, 2021     

Awarding of Certificates: by August 15, 2021

Anthology Publication: by September 30 2021

Distribution of Publication to Winners: October 30, 2021


Group A: Age 9 years – 13 years

Group B: Age 14 years – 17 years

Genre of Story:

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Non-fiction, Historical fiction or Horror/Thriller

Word Limit: Between 400 to 4,000 words (including title)

About the Prize

Submission Deadline: Friday, 30th April, 2021, 6 PM

Rules, Terms & Conditions ( Please note this for compliance)

Guidelines to follow before submission:

Before submitting your work to us, participants are requested to go through the following points:



Send us your entries by Friday, XXth April 20XX, 6 PM


Submission (Closed for 2021)

Participants may send us their entries in the following two ways:


 Option 1:

Download the 'Submission Form for CWA2021' above , fill it up by pen and scan it. Email this scanned copy along with  your story in word /pdf document  at 

Option 2:

Register by the ONLINE form below ( It is purely online, no need to send any other form)