“Unleash Your Storytelling Skills in the India Writing Project: Your Gateway to National Recognition!”

If you have a flair for writing, literature, or storytelling, you should definitely not miss the opportunity to participate in India’s premier writing contest, the India Writing Project. The program, now in its 5th season, has consistently provided a platform for talented wordsmiths, allowing them to showcase their skills through poems, essays, articles or short stories.

It is a wonderful space where writers can swim in the limitless ocean of topics, with absolutely no restrictions whatsoever. Be it love, politics, environment, or maybe something as simple yet profound as life itself, you can write about whatever strikes your fancy. The key is to maintain absolute originality. The competition sternly discourages plagiarism, and only fresh and unpublished works are accepted.

The India Writing Project acts as a catalyst for the sheer joy of storytelling, encouraging coherent narratives that are well-structured and presented. Our esteemed panel of judges assess entries based on clarity of writing, subject matter, consistency, and style of narration, amongst other parameters.

Interestingly, The New Yorker recently reported that all eleven authors who made it to the 2023 National Book Awards longlist in the category of Young People’s Literature are first-time honorees. These authors not only bring in a breath of fresh air with their storytelling, but also serve as an inspiration to budding writers who aspire to achieve similar recognition.

Registration for the India Writing Project are now open, and we’re inviting entries from writers of all age groups. The limited slots are filling up fast! The contest offers a single, double or triple entry system, depending on the number of pieces you’d like to submit.

Winning not only gives you a chance to get published in mainstream media, but also guarantees cash prizes. The icing on the top is the chance to receive constructive feedback from a panel of seasoned authors. Each participant, regardless of the result, will take home a participation certificate and a valuable feedback report.

Warm up your pens or get cracking on your keyboards and make the most of this golden opportunity. Remember, the contest only accepts submissions in English, with a minimum word limit of 50 and a maximum of 1500 words. The last date to submit your entries is 30th October 2023, and the results will be declared on 30th November 2023.

So, take the plunge, unleash your creativity and let your stories create waves!

Source: The New Yorker, https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-2023-national-book-awards-longlist-young-peoples-literature