Yay! Here’s The Open Theme contest for 2022 – CLOSED

writing contest


  • Genre: Any
  • Word count: 1500 – 3000 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 publication (i.e. You cannot publish the story elsewhere during and after the contest)
  • Submission fee: INR 150/-
  • 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: October 30, 2022 (extended)


Results will be announced on November 30, 2022.

The best stories will be published in a book to be released thereafter – All writers will win a special author feature in the book and a merit certificate (virtual) from WriteFluence

<strong>Vipul Shalmali Raut</strong>
Vipul Shalmali Raut

Vipul Shaalmali Raut is an illustrious educationist with over 17 years of experience of teaching, mentoring and leadership roles. He loves reading George Eliot and has read The Mill on the Floss more than 5 times. He loves to read and re-read old classics and states that each time he finishes a book perceiving the story differently.
In the recent years, Raut has been engaged in conducting various workshops on creative writing and career development. When he’s not reading, he is either watching movies or theatrical plays.
Raut’s WriteFluencing Mantra is: “A poor reader cannot become a good writer.”

<strong>Amanda Schmidt</strong>
Amanda Schmidt

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 in 2020 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!”

<strong>Palash Basak</strong>
Palash Basak

Palash Basak has been working as a technical writer in a reputed organization in Bengaluru since 2015. He loves reading and writing fiction and vouches that watching old classics by Satyajit Ray, Bimal Roy or Guru Dutt can kill that dreaded writer’s block. After having graduated and worked as a clerk for 8 years, Basak decided to complete his Masters in Mass Communication in 2001. Post that, he worked in several firms in the capacity of a Business Communications writer. He believes in the continuous process of learning and evolving and has enrolled himself into learning various creative writing and technical writing courses on self-learning apps. He is a die-hard Gulzar fan. He loves to read old classics in English and Bengali. When he’s not reading or writing; he is helping his daughter-in-law cope with the tantrums of his 18-months-old grand-son.
Basak’s WriteFluencing Mantra is: “Writing a perfect novel may takes years and a perfect writer may always want to go back and keep making changes to that very perfect novel every year!”

<strong>Kaumudi Amrute</strong>
Kaumudi Amrute

Kaumudi Amrute’s writing workshops have received several amazing reviews from students of different age groups. Amrute is a retired educationist and has spread her wings now with her initiative of her small cultural venture ‘Kalaa Kalpana’ where she conducts short term writing workshops for all age groups and also runs handicraft workshops with the help of her students.
When she’s not teaching, Amrute loves to knit, bake and conduct experiments in the kitchen. Amrute lives in Wilmington with her husband and a dog; and loves reading Christina Rossetti, Sylvia Plath and Phillis Wheatley.
Amrute’s WriteFluencing Mantra is: “A good story is what a writer writes and re-writes several times until it is ready to reach impeccability in the eyes of a reader.”

<strong>Arvind Solanki</strong>
Arvind Solanki

Arvind Solanki has been writing content for various websites, brands and products since 1998 and has also worked on a few projects as a ghost writer. His expertise lies in writing and editing children’s books and blogs. He has worked on more than 20 websites to create content for children related to general knowledge and stories. When Arvind isn’t working on his writing projects, he loves to travel, watch sports, play with his four year old son and lose arguments to his wife.
Arvind’s WriteFluencing Mantra is: “A good writer will first read! Especially, a contest’s guidelines.”

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