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The Award

The Salam Award for imaginative fiction is a short story award to promote science fiction and related genres of writing in pakistan. The scope is broad and will include every thing from regular science fiction and steampunk to magic realism and weird fiction. Click here for the detailed rules.

All submissions are due by July 31st 2018 and the winner will be announced on or before September 30th 2018.

Now the perks.

The Winning Story will get…

  1. A cash prize of Rs 50,000
  2. Review by an established literary agent for market guidance and possible representation
  3. An editorial review by a professional editor for critique and potential publication in a multi-award winning science fiction magazine

A greater reward though is getting your story reviewed by our esteemed judges.

“Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.”

       — Dr Abdus Salam