On the heels of the successful publication of Kultar’s Mime, Almast Media is launching an anthology of short fiction focused on the events of 1984 that reached a flashpoint when the Indian Army attacked the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The ill-conceived action set in motion a chain of events that included the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the orgy of organized violence that descended upon innocent Sikhs in Delhi, Kanpur, Bokaro and elsewhere.
The anthology will include three short stories by Sarbpreet Singh, author of the poem Kultar’s Mime, titled The Vision, The Survivor and the Martyr. Almast Media invites submissions of any length from writers on the subject of the events of 1984. Selected submissions will be published as a part of the anthology and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. This is a great opportunity for up and coming writers to get their work published.
The Vision which anchors the anthology, tells the story of a young lad who survives the Jallianwala Bagh massacre perpetrated by the British Raj, only fall to the bullets of modern India, during an attack on the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Patiala, conduced concurrently with the attack on the Golden Temple.
Submissions should be emailed in MS Word format by May 31, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org