Win Rs 50,000 in Salam Awards Sci-Fic Story Competition


This is an opportunity for writers to submit stories that speaks on science fiction and related aspects of writing in Pakistan. The Sci-Fic Story Competition comprises science fiction, magic realism and weird fiction.

Deadline: 31st July, 2020.

Have you submitted for Dialogue Only Short Story Competition? Submission window closes in few days time. They will pay contributors £200.


  • Story must be written by you.
  • Previously published stories are not to be submitted.
  • Words shouldn't exceed 10,000.
  • PDF or word document only.
  • Should be submitted on or before July 31st.
  • Entries must be in English.
  • Participants must either be of Pakistani birth or residing in Pakistan.
  • Only a story at a time.


  • Winner gets a cash prize of Rs 50,000.
  • Story gets published on Salam official website.
  • Submitted works will be reviewed by a professional literary agent for market excellence.
  • Submitted works will be reviewed by an established editor.

Bakwa 10th Family Issue is still accepting submissions: earn $25 per piece, no entry fee. Submission window closes soon, so do well to submit now.

Additional Rules:

  • Do not include name, address or any identifiers within the body of the story. (Place those in the submission email with the story attached as PDF or word document).
  • Do not quote another author or poet whose work is not in the public domain.
  • Religious oriented stories that touches good versus evil should be avoided; works that promote hate speech or target racial groups/communities will not be accepted.

Submissions Guidelines:

  • Email your submissions to the or submit through online form.
  • Ensure to send another email if submissions are not acknowledged within 3 days.

Winner of the Sci-Fic Story Competition will be announced on or before 30th September, 2020.

For more information, inquiries and more details about submission  visit the Salam Award's official website.

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