Creative Writing Contest

Calling aspiring writers ages 16-19 currently enrolled in A-levels or FA/FSc in Pakistan to submit stories of not more than 1,500 words on the prompt 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.


"I pressed the red button and everyone around me lost their memory." Write a story that begins with this line.


June 30, 2021
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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 A-levels or Fsc/FA 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!