Submissions Open for GAT Literary Prize, 2016

$2000 and great publicity hallmarks of GAT Literary Prize Short Story Contest, 2016

GAT-Lit-Prize-PressGlobal Asian Times launches its inaugural GAT Literary Prize Short Story Contest to recognize excellence in short fiction in the English language from around the world.

This award will continue to promote writers and their works to local and international audiences.

Toronto, January 8, 2016: Global Asian Times is pleased to announce that the international GAT Literary Prize Short Story Contest, 2016 is now open for submissions! Building on the unprecedented success of Global Asian Times, a pioneer in showcasing the rich diversity in creative arts and entertainment from Asians residing worldwide, this natural progression of honoring writers of promise with unique enriching stories to share, has opened up the floodgates for talented voices world over.

The international GAT Literary Prize Short Story Contest has pledged $2000 in cash prizes and a plethora of opportunities to promote all 50 longlisted stories to local Canadian and global audiences. Top 5 winners will receive $1000, $500, $300, $100 and $100. A video publication of the top 5 winning entries by an acclaimed Canadian author will also be shared on multiple platforms for optimum exposure. First 5 winning stories will also appear in print in Global Asian Times and GAT Literary Prize along with a personalized interview of the writer.

Exposure is not limited to the top 5 winners. The next 20 notable stories will also be published prominently in Global Asian Times and GAT Literary Prize. Moreover, the remaining 25 stories out of the longlisted 50 will be housed under the Honorable Mentions category with the name of the writer and the title of their story.

CEO & Founder of Global Asian Times, Mr. Pankaj Kumar, who is also the organizer of the international GAT Literary Prize, 2016 said, “I don’t know of any other literary prize in the world today that has the distinction of recognizing as many as 50 writers at one time. By promoting these gifted writers, we are making great strides in removing obstacles that many talented writers confront in getting their works noticed. In this sense, Global Asian Times backed GAT Literary Prize short story competition is leveling the playing field for skilled writers from around the world.”

The international short story contest will be judged by an impressive panel of 5 judges to be announced by the end of January, 2016. The GAT Literary Prize website also houses an innovative tab on “Mentorship” where mentor Vinita Kinra, featured among 150 most remarkable Canadians by Canadian Race Relations Foundation, shares insight on how to make your short stories stand out as winners, how to select an apt title for your short story, how to spread the word once your book is published, and how to network to keep your creative juices flowing, among other engaging guidance.

For more information, please visit www.gatlitprize.com

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