Pioneer Book Lovers Club Write Contest 2021: Prompt for January 2022 and Rules for submission

Write a short story of 1500-3000 words (excluding the prompt) using the below prompt.

It was at that moment of utter despair, I suddenly recalled what Emerson had said, “when it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

1. The prompt can be used anywhere in your story, but it should not be split.
2. The story can be of any genre of your choice.
3. The storytelling is important, but please also take care of grammatical or spelling errors.
4. Your story should be submitted in both pdf and word formats by 31st January 2022 at Please caption the subject line as Write Contest.
5. Two winners will be declared in case found suitable by the judges. The decision of the judges will be final. No queries will be entertained on the results.
6. All future announcements and results can be seen on the Facebook group of Pioneer Book Lovers Club (
7. The contest will run for one year till May 2022, with two winners declared every month if found suitable.
8. Winning entries at the end of the year will be compiled and have a chance to be published in a book of short stories.

Put on your writing cap and send us your short stories using the above prompt.

Pioneer Book Lovers Club also has monthly interactive shows with authors. Our next author is Prateep Roy, author of The Curse of Kukkutarma. He will be in conversation with Sanjay Chandra, author on Sunday, 23rd January 2022 at 5 PM, Indian Time. Please send message for registration and link for the show at Please caption the subject line as Author Show.


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