Our Story

Empowering Voices, Inspiring Creativity

"Words are the most inexhaustible source of magic."
-J.K. Rowling

Every day, a new writer awakens, stirred by their unique muses. Be it a child entranced by the whimsical world of Roald Dahl, a corporate worker sketching fantastical escapes from daily monotony, a teenager falling head over heels for literature, a mother chronicling life’s hurdles or a heartbroken poet seeking solace in verse.

At the India Writing Project, we’re on a relentless quest to discover, nurture, and champion these blossoming talents. Our mission? To cultivate a safe, unbiased platform that acknowledges and rewards writers across India.

Who Are We?

We are a passionate, diverse team of wordsmiths, united by one vision – to amplify the voice of India’s budding writers. We are independent, homegrown, and driven by the goal of creating an inclusive space where authors, young and old, can freely express, evolve, and achieve their writing ambitions.

Why Join Us?

Embarking on a writing journey can be daunting – countless drafts, endless nights, and moments of doubt. Yet, in the end, you emerge with a piece of art, a story that is uniquely yours. So, where do you go from here?

Why Participate?

The process of writing is tedious, yet beautiful. From countless iterations, corrections & countless to nights to days of introspections, feedback sessions and more.But after all of that, you come out with a masterpiece, something you can be extremely proud of. A piece of work that’s worthy of winning an award or two at the very least!

But where do you go from here?


“Should I participate in a contest?”
“How can I make money from my work?”
“How to gain exposure from my writing skills?”
“Will someone pay me to write for them?”

Here are some answers to your unyielding questions!:

Amplify Your Work

Gain visibility through our expansive platform and partnerships with national dailies like Hindustan Times and Mid-Day. Get your winning entries published and your voice heard across India.

Recognition & Exposure

When you're ready to share your story, being acknowledged for your work and courage is invaluable. The India Writing Project not only recognizes your talent but also helps boost your confidence as a writer. Participating in our esteemed creative writing program can earn you certificates, awards, and even a standing ovation from an audience that appreciates your craft.

Build Your Brand

Whether you're dreaming of publishing a book, running a column, or starting a blog, winning accolades for your work helps you gain credibility. With the visibility and exposure we provide, you can create a robust reader base across various platforms and social media channels.

Craft Your Portfolio

This isn't a fleeting event; it's a stepping stone towards building an impressive portfolio. It's a chance to create new literary masterpieces and gather the confidence to seize other writing opportunities that come your way.

Forge Literary Bonds

Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for the written word. Engage in thoughtful exchanges, gather inspiration, and create a nurturing writer's community that fuels your creativity.

Earn While You Write

Writing doesn't have to be a passion project alone. With the India Writing Project, your writing can serve as a stepping stone to lucrative opportunities, primary or secondary income sources, and recognition in the literary community.

What's New in Season 5?

Our commitment to improving your experience led us to introduce valuable additions to the program:

Together, let’s write, share, and celebrate the power of stories.

See you on the other side!

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