Tirgan Short Story Contest

Tirgan Short Story Contest
This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who participated and made submissions.
More information on the results of this contest will be made available in the near future.

Under the supervision of Dr. Houra Yavari

For selection process please click here:


For selection process please click here:


Deadline: May 7, 2015

Tirgan 2015 is extending an invitation to all those interested in writing in Persian to participate in the Tirgan Short Story Contest. All eligible submissions will be judged by a panel in two stages. A selection of stories will advance to the final round, and will be published in the Tirgan short story collection. The authors of the top three stories will be announced as winners:

First winner: $500 cash award, a Tirgan Arash statuette, and a certificate
Second winner: $300 cash award, and a certificate
Third winner: $200 cash award and a certificate

All stories that make the final round will be published in the Short Story Collection.

Please note only submissions meeting all the following requirements will be considered for review by the panel of judges:

  • Language: Persian
  • Word count: Maximum 2,500 words (excluding the title).
  • All stories must be previously unpublished in print, on the web, or in other media
  • Format: MS Word with a standard A4 size including page numbers

Applications must be comprised of the following two sections:

  1. Cover page including:
    • Writer’s name and story title
    • Word count of the material
    • Writer’s contact information
    • Writer’s country of residence
  2. Main body pages: Containing the story, not indicating the writer’s name

Please note that by making a submission you grant to Tirgan the right to publish and to authorize the publication of your short story in the Tirgan short story collection and/or any other print or web publications of Tirgan festival.

Please submit only one short story to:

E-mail Address: writing@tirgan.ca  (The subject of your email message must be “Short Story Contest”)