“Unleash Your Creativity: Pen Your Story for the India Writing Project Season 5!”

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and ever-evolving world of literature, where pens become swords and words shape realities. Experience the power of storytelling in all its forms, from the most intimate of poems to the most expansive of essays. This is what the India Writing Project season 5 promises to all avid writers, offering a platform where they can showcase their talent and creativity.

In literature, we often find that the narratives we deeply resonate with center around the struggle against imposed hierarchies, whether they be of race, belief, or class. This theme resonates in our lives and society, reflected in several books that grapple with such issues of societal violence and injustice. As noted in an article by The New Yorker, there are many books that delve into these themes, giving readers a chance to explore, understand and confront these realities through their narratives.

Taking a cue from such powerful themes, the India Writing Project invites all writers, be they novices or veterans, to weave stories, constructing articles, voicing opinions, or spinning verses that reflect their unique perception of the world. This contest is an excellent opportunity for writers to showcase their aptitude for storytelling, their command over language, and their take on various aspects of life, society, and self.

We encourage you to explore any genre, topic, or theme for your submission. There are no bounds to your creativity. Whether you wish to delve into the complexities of imposing hierarchies or wander into disparate realms of fantasy, as long as your work is original, it is welcome.

Remember, the heart of good writing lies in authenticity and respect for the craft. Plagiarization can never replace the satisfaction of crafting a well-written piece that reflects your thoughts, experiences, and worldview.

So, let your imagination run wild and your pen run free. Weave tales of old or spin new ones, it’s your canvas to fill. With cash prizes up to INR 51000 and the opportunity to have your work published in a national daily, the India Writing Project season 5 promises to be an exhilarating ride.

Don’t miss the last day to submit – 30 October 2023.

Source: The New Yorker (https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-2023-national-book-awards-longlist-fiction)