SheThePeople is delighted to announce the winners of The Story Awards 2020. Short, 100 word stories that one can read in a minute. Told with grit, fearlessness, these finalists pushed us to think with their short stories. We had hundreds of entries from across India and these three were selected as the finalists.

The shortlist was very strong. You can explore the many shortlisted works here. Below are the three winning entries.

Asfiya for When Fear Strikes – Read her story here.

Shubha for Better than Plan A – Read her story here.

Suchi for Gut Feel – Read her 100 word story here.

Our Jury

Our very talented jury included Neil DSilva, Anuja Chandramouli, Milan Vohra and Andaleeb Wajid.

Milan Vohra is the bestselling author of ‘Our Song’, (HarperCollins India), ‘Tick-tock we’re 30’ – soon to be seen in a screen adaptation (Westland India) , and ‘The Love Asana’ (Harlequin UK). She is India’s first Mills & Boon author.

Anuja Chandramouli is a bestselling author, new age Indian Classicist and a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. Her highly acclaimed debut novel, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince, was named by Amazon India as one of the top 5 books in the Indian Writing category for the year 2013.

Neil D’Silva is popular Indian author who writes mainly in the horror genre. His debut novel, Maya’s New Husband, was critically acclaimed and stayed in the top ten of Amazon India (horror) for close to two years, achieving the title of Amazon Bestseller.

Andaleeb Wajid is a hybrid author, having published 23 novels of which the last five have been self-published on Amazon, all in 2019. Andaleeb enjoys writing in a number of different genres such as Young Adult, Romance and Horror.

The Story Awards

The Story Awards are FlashfictionMicro stories. 100 word stories you can read in a minute. Stories on women, about women, for women. Stories that make you laugh, cry, ponder and question.

We all have our stories. Some get told while others do not. Tucked away within most of our hearts are the stories we’ve never told another, moments which have changed our lives for the better.

These are stories about people. Stories about women. Stories about women that one creates as we write. Fiction. Non fiction. Romance, Horror, Thriller, Mythology. Personal Narrative. Anecdotal. There is no restriction on genre or style. The definitive awards for microfiction by women, The Story Awards.

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