The Other Side! – CLOSED

Are you ready to scare the daylights out of your readers? Our cover is ready this time and waiting eagerly for its content. What’s more – we even have a jury on board. Let’s get your story to the other side now!


  • Genre: Horror / Supernatural / Suspense / Sci-Fi / Thriller (fiction) based on the prompt or theme ‘The Other Side’
  • Word count: 1000 – 2000 words. BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word limits will be disqualified
  • Author eligibility: Writers of age 16 and above, across the globe
  • All entries must be in English
  • Only original works that have not been published in print, digital or online publications will be considered
  • WriteFluence retains one-time exclusive publication right to the winning entries to be published in the PenFluenza publication (i.e. You cannot publish the story elsewhere during and after the contest)
  • Submission fee: INR 199/-
  • Format: Submit your entry in Word / PDF format using the participation link at the bottom of this post. Do NOT send us email submissions!
  • Deadline: May 31, 2021


Results will be announced on June 30, 2021.

  • 20 winning stories will be published in a book to be released thereafter – All 20 writers will win a special author feature in the book and a merit certificate (virtual) from WriteFluence
  • Top 3 writers will receive:
    • 1 physical copy of the book
    • 1 merit certificate (virtual) from WriteFluence
  • Early bird prizes: A participation certificate (virtual) for the first 30 entries
    • The earlier you send your submission, the more time we have to read it at peace and calculate the scores


Susmita Bagchi has been an educationist for more than four decades and has primarily been teaching English and Geography as a Secondary School teacher, to children from Grades 8 to 10. With her 45 years of immaculate expertise over the language, she has imparted knowledge across ICSE, CBSE and SSC boards. She has helped shape and brighten the future of many, and has worked in globally recognized and renowned schools across India viz. Renukoot and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), Mumbai (Maharashtra) and in Dubai (UAE) and has also trained students for Grade 12 Exams & GRE.

Bagchi is a very well-read person and her favorite reads include all classics of Charles Dickens, all books of P.G. Wodehouse, Daniel Steele, Sydney Sheldon, Robin Cook & many others. The book that’s currently on her bedside table is The Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway.

After years of guiding students, Bagchi has not hung up her boots and is now a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She helps patients suffering from various auto immune health problems, heal. Her journey of learning continues while she pursues another Cancer-related course from the Pennsylvania University.

Bagchi’s Writefluencing Mantra is: “Personal experience broadens one’s perspective and varied reading opens one’s mind & understanding – That influences what one writes and how one expresses.”
Amanda Schmidt has been teaching English throughout her 23+ years of career at various renowned institutions in four different nations at different times. She has also worked as an instructional designer, written procedures and designed courses for new-recruit professors with her previous employer. For the last 6 years, Schmidt has been an active part of an internal magazine ‘Wordy Percussion’ with her current employer in Singapore and was appointed as the Editor last year as a recognition of her constant efforts to innovate with the magazine.
Schmidt loves reading Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware and Dean Koontz. She has been an avid P.G. Wodehouse reader throughout her teens. When she isn’t reading, Schmidt loves to watch travel related documentaries online and make plans for her next travel destination.

Schmidt’s WriteFluencing Mantra is: “Read more to write better!”


Registration fee to be paid using the PAY button below prior to submission. Kindly make a note of the Payment ID as that would need to be entered in the submission link


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