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Weave a Ghost Story Contest Results Are Out!

January 12, 2017 | By and

The much awaited Results of the Weave a Ghost Story Contest are out! Congratulations to the winners and contributors for their participation!


We are excited to announce the much awaited Results of the Weave a Ghost Story Contest!!!!

On behalf of Learning and Creativity, we wish our heartfelt thanks to all the participants and contributors of the ghost story contest and the upcoming anthology of the spooky, spine-chilling stories. Your stories moved and shook us at the core, and many of them were page-turners of tales where the narration made us see it as a movie spiraling freely and magnificently in front of our eyes as we flipped through the pages.

Keeping in mind the unique storytelling techniques and the strength of the plots, dialogues, theme, setting and characterization, Santosh Bakaya and we had a hard time in judging whom to declare the winners of the contest. We judged only the stories submitted for the contest and selected winners, whose works will find a place in the anthology along with some other good contest submissions which we found. Apart from that, selected good stories sent after the contest deadline (those without the prompts/rules etc.) will also be considered for the anthology, co-edited by us both.

Now, the most exciting part, announcing the names of the winners of the ghost story contest!


1st – Shabir Ahmed Mir for his story ‘The Last Trick’
2nd – Subhajit Sanyal for his story ‘A Grim Encounter’
3rd – Cathy Wilkes for her story ‘Silent Witness’

Special Mention

  • Sunila Kamal for her story ‘The Poltergeist’ 
  • Ramendra Kumar for his story ‘The Peepal Tree’ (for unique and very appealing storytelling)

We thank each and every contributor once again for supporting us and soon we will be announcing the names of our authors whose spine-chilling stories will adorn our ghost story anthology forthcoming in Amazon Kindle.

Santosh Bakaya & Lopa Banerjee
Ghost story contest

Dr Santosh Bakaya is the author of three mystery novels for young adults, and a book of essays titled Flights From My Terrace, which was recently published as an e-book on Smashwords. Her poetic biography of Mahatma Gandhi, Ballad Of Bapu has been published by Vitasta Publishers, Delhi, India in May 2015 and has been receiving rave reviews from everywhere. Although a Political theorist, with a doctorate in political theory, it is literature which has been her first love. She was awarded the Reuel international award for language and literature 2014 for her long poem Oh Hark!, which forms part of the Significant Anthology. Many of her poems have figured in the highly commended category in Destiny Poets, a UK based website and many are part of international anthologies. Right now, she is giving the final touches to her satirical novel, tentatively titled Sanakpur Shenanigans.
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Lopamudra (Lopa) Banerjee is an author, editor, poet and writing instructor staying in Dallas, Texas with her family, but originally from Kolkata, India. She has a Masters in English with thesis in Creative Nonfiction from University of Nebraska and also Masters in English from University of Calcutta, India. Apart from writing and editing some critically acclaimed books and being awarded with the Reuel International Prize for Poetry (2017) and for Translation (2016), she has dabbled in all genres of writing, from journalism and content writing to academic essays and fiction/poetry. She has been interviewed in various e-zines, literary blogs and also at TV (Kolkata) and at radio stations in Dallas, Texas. Very recently, she has been part of the upcoming short film 'Kolkata Cocktail', a docu-feature based on poetry, but her love for writing feature stories go back to her journalism days when she interviewed people from all walks of life and wrote essays and articles based on them. She loves performing poetry as spoken words art and has performed in various forums in India and USA.
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