Notion Press Malaysia : Short Story Contest 2017

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Notion Press is a book publishing company, which recently held a Short Story Contest for Malaysia to participate.

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"Notion Press was started on January 1, 2012 as a provider of high quality publishing services. Today, Notion Press offers various publishing, book printing and distribution options to both authors and publishers from around the world. We are a technology start-up & one of the fastest growing book publishing companies in India that aims to solve problems in book publishing and distribution by creating highly scale-able solutions that work across the globe."

The Short Story Contest was held from 18th of August and ends on 13th of September.

Voting for the stories ended on 20th of September at 11:59 PM.

Contest winners were announced on 22nd of September.

Read more to find out the winning stories.

Winners announcement

Respective Winners

Yours Truly
Genre: Romance

I like the description used in this piece. Granted, not many would like this type as it goes long and long, winding never ending until it bores you out. But, if you have the free time, you could actually savor the wide vocabulary used in it. The start is already a good indicator of wide vocab used and it finishes with a deep remark about unrequited love.

Read the full story here.

The Keys
Genre: Crime

This has the makings of another mystery writer. Love the music relations in this story and the descriptive words used are on point. The ending is also brilliant, sharp and unexpected.

Read the full story here.

Why didn't I listen?
Genre: General Literary

This piece began quite average, sputtered in the middle and ended with a no brainer. And the number of spelling errors with grammatically wrong sentences, it begs the question of bought votes, as the number of readers' votes are way off, compared to the First and Second Winners. It makes no sense, hence the discontent in the comments.

Read the full story here.


The short story contest was good for Malaysians to submit their pieces, in whatever genre they chose. Albeit the word limitation (come on, it is a short story), some stories are worth mentioning. If you're free, you can read up the Top 20 Short Stories, which will be published in Notion Press's upcoming anthology of short stories and distributed worldwide.

Thanks for reading!

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