The Asian New Writing Competition Winners Announced

Sala Choudhury and Gurpal Stickland have triumphed in The Asian Writing New Writing Competition. Sala Choudhury’s entry The Critic was chosen as the overall winner in the competition. Playing on the Mountain by Gurpal Stickland was chosen as the winner in the Poetry Category. Both writers win a £50 Waterstones Vouchers. The competition attracted a high number of quality entries from published and unpublished writers from around the world. Farhana Shaikh, Editor said: “It is a fantastic achievement for both writers. Gurpal Stickland’s entry into the competiton immediately stuck out for being beautifully versed, having great rhythm as well as deep symbolism. Sala Choudhury’s entry, The Critic was chosen as the overall winner for penning a short story with warmth and humour. Sala is a well deserving winner.”