STORY PROJECT 8  (Registrations closed.)

Writing Prompt: Disobedient Girls


Calling for short stories and poems on Disobedient Girls .  We will provide no explanations to this phrase. How a writer looks at the

prompt is a decision that we will not try to influence. Treat it literally or metaphorically. Take it or smash it. Your choice.

  1. The submission could be fiction or non-fiction, written in English.
  2. The theme should be adhered to.
  3. The stories should not have appeared elsewhere before, in any form, in a blogspace or print or Facebook post!

(We are calling for short stories and poems only. Fiction or non-fiction. We will not consider essays/articles.)

A talk series on Disobedient Girls (scroll down for details) will be curated under the scope of this project, to discover the term and its social implications from various lenses. The speakers are from diverse creative spectrum. Links of the talk series will be included in the digital compilation of stories and poems.







Project Lead:


Who can submit?

Open to all short story writers and poets.

Last date for Submissions: 20 Feb 2022


Project Details & REWARDS:

1. Select stories and poems will be published into a digital anthology under TMYS ebooks. A selection from the rest will be published under TMYS web collection.

2. Excerpts from select stories and poems will be highlighted on social media, post release of the ebook.

3. All winners will be announced in April 2022 on: 

FacebookLinkedin, TwitterInstagram.

4. Three contributions will win THE BEST IDEA title and receive special gift hampers.

5. Select contributors will be invited to be in conversation with either of the three Project Delegates – over a digital live session, to discuss creative writing, storytelling, books and of course, the creative / personal / social interpretations of the theme, Disobedient Girls.

6. One contribution will win THE BEST STORY title and a cash prize of INR 1500/- (USD20).


Submission Guidelines:

1. The stories or poems should have Disobedient Girls as the central theme.

2. The stories should not have appeared elsewhere before, in any form, in a blogspace or print or Facebook post!

3. The stories can be fiction or non-fiction.

4. One story OR three poems can be submitted per registration. Submissions should be in English only. Word limit : 1200 - 2000 words.

5. Any submission that does not adhere to the theme will be shifted to the list of general submissions for the website.

6. While making a submission, the subject line should be: Disobedient Girls : <the title of the story>

All submissions should be emailed to tmys.stories, attached as a word file, with subject as indicated above.

7. Each submission should include the contributor's introduction (150 words) pasted in the body of the email, social media handles (Facebook / Twitter / Linkedin / Instagram, as applicable) and an HD photograph (jpeg or png only) should be attached.

8. All submissions should use Calibri/Times New Roman, font size 12; font size 16 for headings.
***Only original and previously unpublished work will be considered.***
9. A participation fee of INR 200/- (USD 3) will be charged per contribution. This is a non-refundable fee, but we will do our best to cooperate in case you have made an error that can be corrected to help you resubmit.

In each such case, the editor’s decision will be final.

Our bank details:

Tell Me Your Story OPC Pvt. Ltd.
A/c no : 059685800000177, Yes Bank. Branch - Shankardhan Plaza Junction,

MM Road, Mulund West, Mumbai 400080, IFS Code : YESB0000596.

Post making the payment, please send a mail at to register yourself.

For writers residing outside India, please email us for a Paypal link.

***Registration doesn't guarantee publication***

10. One story OR three poems can be submitted per registration. Multiple submissions can be made with separate registrations for each.

11. Last date of all submissions: 20 FEBRUARY 2021.

For queries; send us an email at with the subject ‘Queries’.




Women's Evolution in Popular Fiction

Speakers: Kanchana Banerjee, Richa S. Mukherjee, K. Hari Kumar

Female surveillance in social media.

Speakers: Kiran Manral, Pooja Priyamvada, Deepali Naair

The portrayal of Women as vamps across Pop culture and Media.

Speakers: Sheila Kumar, Mahima Kukreja, Stacy Lee Kong

Disobedient women in Indian mythology.

Speakers: Utkarsh Patel, Urmi Chanda, Anuja Chandramouli

Self-expression through disobedience and rebellion.

Speakers: Harini Calamur, Khushboo Mattoo, Raga Olga D'Silva






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The Writing Programme Season 5

L&D Program with Storytelling: Workshops for Corporate and Academic Audience.

Forced Migration : Migration, Resettlement & Displacement - IV.