Creative Writing Contest

Calling aspiring writers aged 16-19 currently enrolled in high school in Pakistan to submit stories of not more than 1,500 words on one of the prompts below. Don't miss out this chance to exercise your creative talent and be recognized on a public platform. Winners will receive exciting prizes to boot!

We look forward to reading your submissions.


  • Write a story about a never-seen-before magical object that turns up along the banks of River Indus.
  • You're in your backyard when you stumble across a portal to another world. You decide to go through the portal. Tell us what happens next.


June 30, 2022
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  • Submissions must be short stories and original works of fiction.
  • Academic and argumentative essays are not included within the purview of creative writing in this competition.
  • Submissions must be in English and cannot exceed 1,500 words.
  • Participants must be aged 16-19 years and currently enrolled in high school in Pakistan. You are required to submit a photo of your school ID and either your B Form or passport copy for verification of your date of birth.
  • Your story cannot already have been published elsewhere.
  • One submission is allowed per participant.
  • Be sure to include your full name on your submission.
  • The deadline for the competition is June 30 at 11:59 pm. Entries submitted after this date will not be entertained.
  • Plagiarism will be taken seriously and will serve as grounds for disqualification. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Copying another's work
    • Taking an original idea and claiming it as your own
    • Quoting specific phrases without attribution
    • Translating from an original work and claiming it as your own
    • Making slight changes to an original work so that you are paraphrasing while maintaining the basic structure of the original
  • Results will be announced in August. The winning contestants will be awarded with certificates and prizes as well as the chance to have their story published in the USEFP newsletter!