For those who want to build a career as storytellers; those who want to join a nationwide community of writers; those who want to learn from the best artists in the industry; those who dream too much and scrawl stories on paper napkins; those who have a truth to share; those who have a story to tell.
Have you written so many stories that you don’t know what to do with them?
Are you a closet writer looking for the right incentive to take your first step as a storyteller?Come, find a stage for your story.
If you win the National Story Slam,
you will get
1.the chance to perform at
the next edition of Spoken Fest
3.access to exclusive mentorship
programs by Kommune.
The judges panel for the National Story Slam. More will be announced soon!
In the first round, you can participate by sending us your story through the submission form .
If your story qualifies for the next round, you will perform at a live online event in front of a panel of judges.
Read the rules below before sending your story -
To submit your story for the National Story Slam, you have to upload the text file (.pdf only) AND the audio file ((.mp3 only) of your story.
Only stories are allowed - that means that your piece must have a narrative with a beginning, conflict/challenge and resolution. The narrative order is up to you (for example, you can start with the ending) but all 3 elements must be present.
You can submit a maximum of 1 story for the National Story Slam.
Your story submission must fall into one of the following themes
Your story can be non-fiction or fiction and from any genre. (Genre e.g mystery, horror, romance, coming of age etc)
Languages: only stories in Hindi and English will be accepted.
Your story must be original. It MUST NOT be plagiarised. If your story, or any part of it, is found to be plagiarised, then your entry will be disqualified.
The time-limit for your story (in the audio file you submit) is 5 minutes. Stories which are longer than that will be disqualified.
You must be a citizen of India to participate in the National Story Slam (NRIs can participate as well.)
You must be at least 15 years of age as of July 1st, 2020.
The deadline to submit your entries for the National Story Slam is August 4th, 11:59 PM
Please read the Terms & Conditions before submitting your story.
First, you submit your story through the online form
on this website.
If you are selected among the top 25 participants from your region, you will perform in an online event in front of a panel of judges, and will compete against some of the best storytellers in your region. Regional rounds begin on August 13th, and there will be 5 regions - North, South, West, East, Central.
The top 50 participants from the regional rounds will qualify for the semi-finals, and if you make it, you will perform in front of a special panel of judges at an online event. There will be 2 semi-finals - one for Hindi and one for English, and the semi-finals will take place on August 21st and August 22nd (25 participants in each semi-final).
If you qualify to the final round, then you will perform for a very special jury! The top 10 participants in the Hindi and English categories respectively will qualify for the finals. There will be 2 separate finals - one in the Hindi category and one in the English category - and 2 separate winners. The finals will take place on August 29th and August 30th.
Founded in 2014, Kommune is India's premier platform for great art and great artists, known for bringing people closer through the power of stories. In the last 6 years, we have given a stage to over 5000 writers and storytellers across 15+ cities in India, and are the creators of one of India’s largest spoken word festivals - Spoken Fest.