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Literati is a South Asian Award for Micro-fiction which is held every year by Daastan in collaboration with White Falcon Publishing and Outcast Magazine. It is a short-story competition in which writers are given two themes to select from and write a captivating story on. 2019's two themes were:

 

1. Folklore Retold

 

Theme Description:

We are all chapters of a story called “Earth”. Each going in a different direction,our paths often intersect, for good or worse. There is a rich treasure of folklore hidden in each community. Usually, it travels orally among generation. What if you can retell a folklore by blending it with characters of your own imagination? An ancient castle turning into a next generation warship, a statue transforming into gazillion nanobots, a ruin opening a portal to a new dimension, a book making readers, the sorcerers. Let the fusion of fiction and history begins! We are all chapters of a story called “Earth”. Each going in a different direction,our paths often intersect, for good or worse. There is a rich treasure of folklore hidden in each community. Usually, it travels orally among generation. What if you can retell a folklore by blending it with characters of your own imagination? An ancient castle turning into a next generation warship, a statue transforming into gazillion nanobots, a ruin opening a portal to a new dimension, a book making readers, the sorcerers. Let the fusion of fiction and history begins!

 

2. Apocalypse – The End Of Humans

 

Theme Description:

We are nearing the end of the world, slowly and steadily. No, it is not some astro-prediction or Mayan prophecy which we can dismiss. This is bare truth unfolding in front of our eyes. With global warming, rising pollution/population, ground water depleting, fertile lands turning dry, glaciers melting, and what not – what are we left with? Certain reports claim the end is merely 30 years away. If no critical actions are taken in another decade, we would cease to exist. What is in store for the next generation? Devastation? Frame your story keeping in view the theme. The end could be destruction, origin of new life, or preventing the destruction completely.

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Total Pages 0
Language English
Estimated Reading Time 0
Genre Anthology
Published By Daastan
Published On 08 Apr 2020
Daastan

Daastan

Daastan is a syndicate on a mission to rebrand Pakistan's literary industry by establishing a tech-enabled platform to discover South Asian content and their content creators. 1- Build a localized digital publishing platform to empower writers to publish 2- Setup offline network of city-wise book clubs and arrange regular meetups 3- Train raw talent and help them setup literary ventures on TOP OF QISSA portal OR polish their skills to make them industry-fit for hiring. 4- Establish a chain of 'Creative Spaces' where literati can brainstorm solutions to the pressing challenges. 5- Create a national database of all literary works produced by a country and digitize it. Through this we intend to become that technology company which ENABLES stake holders of literary industry to not only monetize their profession but also content creators will be able to make a descent living and not die on streets in poverty.

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