LUMS Invites Submissions for Young Writers Workshop

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

LUMS Young Writers Workshop is a unique initiative to develop creative talent in Pakistan. Every year we invite young writers from across Pakistan to submit their work through a nationally advertised writing contest. Writers of eight best stories are selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind fully funded residential creative writing workshop with internationally award-winning author and translator, Bilal Tanweer (The Scatter Here Is Too Great). Guest speakers of previous years have included Mohsin Hamid, Sanam Maher, Saba Imtiaz, Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Omar Shahid Hamid, and Shehan Karunatilaka.

The writers are provided all the materials, lodgings, and creative writing instructions. In addition, they cultivate a community of writers as well as learn how to reach publishers and agents locally and internationally. Graduates from LUMS Young Writers Workshop have been admitted to MFA Programmes on full scholarships.

The workshop is sponsored by Ferozsons Laboratories Limited through an annual grant.

This year, the workshop will be held from August 5-9, 2019.

Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2019 (5 pm PST)
Announcement of selected participants: July 1, 2019

LUMS Young Writers Workshop will consider all entries but we will give preference to writers between 18-26 years.

How to Apply:

Please submit an unpublished work of English fiction of 4,000 words or less to:

Please include your CV with your submission mentioning clearly the following details: date of birth, educational background, and contact details (home address, email address, and phone number.

Please do note:
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Please do not submit previously published material
• Submissions and the medium of instruction of the workshop will be English
• Students currently enrolled in LUMS are not eligible