Glad to share news that my story ‘Parfum’ was a notable entry at the 2019 Disquiet Literary Contest amid 1400 entries.
Judges comments – ‘Russi’s world of smells offers a wealth of tiny narratives which are like the water this story swims in, the city and the life of an obsessive dreamer are very well-drawn.’
I was offered a tuition scholarship by the program.
I was rooting for this story yet worried about its pace. It was being rejected everywhere, but instinct told me to keep at it.