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Welcome to Ripples II!

Are You Passionate About Writing Short Stories?

If so, here is your golden opportunity to showcase your
talent and get published in an anthology!

About Ripples II

APK Publishers proudly presents Ripples II: Short Stories about Social Media. This upcoming anthology will feature short stories where social media plays a pivotal role, either as a protagonist or an antagonist. We are looking for compelling narratives that explore the diverse and impactful world of social media.

We published the first Ripples fifteen years ago. It was an anthology of 48 short stories by 26 talented Indian women writers. The stories were arranged in increasing order of their length, starting with a 250-word story and culminating in a story with 5,000+ words! It was a celebration of diverse voices and storytelling prowess.

Kahani mein twist

Ripples II has an exciting twist. We have begun the story for you. You have to finish it in 1,000 to 3,000 words. If it is engaging and captivating, we will include it in Ripples II!

Every story must start with:
She could not recall exactly on which social media platform she had read these words: “In troubled times when you think God has closed all doors, remember He leaves one unlatched. Find it. Open it. Step in. Therein lie all answers.”
However, she vividly recalled she had read these words as she was waiting to die. That was fifteen years ago. Today she…

Book Details!


Social Media – It has to be prominently featured in the story either as a protagonist or as an antagonist.

Story length:

1,000 to 3,000 words – It is the perfect length to develop your story.

Number of stories:

25-30 – We will stop accepting submissions as soon as we get the required number of stories with the expected quality.

Submission Guidelines


Submit your story by 15th July. Early submissions are highly encouraged to enhance your chances of selection.

Entry Requirements

Complete the story we started, adhering to the theme and word count.

How to Submit

Submit your story in the form below.

Don't Miss This Opportunity!

Join us in creating a remarkable collection of stories that explore the fascinating world of social media. Sharpen your pens, unleash your creativity, and be a part of Ripples II. This is your chance to be recognized and celebrated as a writer.

Hurry, the deadline is approaching fast! Submit your story today and make waves with Ripples II!


Feel free to contact us for any questions and doubts

At APK Publishers, every word you write matters to us. Whether you’re on the brink of crafting your first story or you’re a seasoned author ready to refine your latest masterpiece, we’re here to support you.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ripples II will be an anthology of short stories about social media, i.e. short stories where social media is prominently featured in the story as either a protagonist or an antagonist.

    Ripples II wil be published by 31st August!

    Ripples II will have 25-30 stories that are 1,000 to 3,000 words long. A little bit here and there is okay, but we will not accept stories that have a lot few than 1,000 or a lot more 3,000 words.

    You have to send in an entry by filling the form above. Please enter a valid email address and mobile number. We will call you afer we receive your entry to confirm your entry.

     You have to send in your entry by 15th July. We will not accept entries sent after that deadline since we want to do this in a time-bound manner.

    Yes, you can send in multiple entries also if you want. But we will include only one of those entries in the book, if at all. In other words, all the stories in Ripples II will be from different writers.

     You will not be paid in cash, but you will be paid in kind. If your story gets included in Ripples II, you will get 5 complimentary copies of the book!

    Yes, you can buy more copies of Ripples II at a discount if your story is included in Ripples II. If you place an order before the book goes for printing, you will get a 50% discount on the MRP (which will be around Rs.300). After the book is printed, you will get a 35% discount on the MRP.