2022 Salam Award

The winner, finalists, and honorable mentions for the 2022 Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction have been announced.


  • “Children Always Come Home”, Saher Hasnain


  • “Takwir Al-Ghaib”, Muhammad Umair Khan
  • “The Dogs of Justice,” Bina Shah

Honorable Mentions

  • “The Qawwal”, Hasnain Nawab
  • “The Stone People,” Hajra Omar
  • “Clarity”, Zayna Rahman
  • “The Seven Degrees Celsius Mango”, Effa Adbid Shah

The Salam Award, “a short story award to promote science fiction and related genres of writing in Pakistan,” is an annual prize open to original fiction of 10,000 words or fewer written in English by authors who must be “currently residing in Pakistan, or be of Pakistani birth/descent.” Judges for this year’s award were Aamer Hussain, Shiv Ramdas, and Paul Tremblay. The official award page lists the winning prize as Rs 50,000, publication on the Salam Award site, review by a literary agent for potential representation, as well as review by an editor for possible publication.

For more information, see the Salam Award site.

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