“Echoing the Legacy of Louise Glück: Announcing the 5th Edition of the India Writing Project – Your Stage to Awe the Literary World”
Embracing the splendor of storytelling, literature, and writing, the world recently witnessed a celebration of one of the most exquisite voices in the domain of English literature. The Nobel-winning poet, Louise Glück, was celebrated by renowned writers including Henri Cole, Elisa Gonzalez, Jiayang Fan, Katy Waldman, Kevin Young, and Hilton Als, their tributes resonating through the pages of The New Yorker.
Regarded as a maestro of modern-day poetry, Glück’s writing resonates with an eloquence that transcends the boundaries of storytelling, embarking readers on an ethereal voyage of words and emotions. The laureate’s spellbinding prowess in weaving emotion with words is not just a testament to her individual brilliance but also gives budding authors a blueprint to emulate.
Drawing inspiration from Glück’s monumental journey, we are excited to announce the fifth season of our English writing contest, the India Writing Project. Open to anyone, regardless of age, this contest celebrates the beautiful craft of writing in its myriad forms. Whether you’re an essayist drawing life portraits through words, a poet dancing rhythmically on the stage of verses, or an author painting vivid imaginations into reality, IWP is your platform.
The competition thrives on diversity, welcoming submissions ranging from essays, poems, articles to short stories, with no restrictions on genre, style, or topic. With an affordable participation fee, writers can submit single, double, or triple entries, each entry being a stepping stone to the grand prizes.
Our esteemed panel of anonymous authors, in the spirit of Louise Glück’s legacy, will judge the entries based on a myriad of factors, including clarity of writing, subject consistency, and narration style, to ensure a non-biased judgment.
A cash prize and publication await the top three winners. The joy, however, doesn’t end there – ten bonus winners will receive a special cash prize as a token of appreciation for their stirring stories. Moreover, each participant will receive a verifiable e-certificate along with personalized feedback and tips from our judges.
The contest will go on until October 30th, 2023, with the results being announced on November 30th, 2023. In this journey of celebrating literature and storytelling, we look forward to reading your unique narratives, your stories that will add to the rich tapestry of English literature.
In the words of Louise Glück, “We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory.” Let the India Writing Project be the memoir of your creative journey, the chronicle of your literary realm.
(Source: The New Yorker, https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/louise-gluck-remembered-by-writers)