Monday, June 18, 2012

Out of Print Author a Ploughshares Contest Winners

Congratulations to Out of Print author, Lucinda Nelson Dhavan for being First Runner-Up in the Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest.

We'll post a link to Ploughshares as soon as they have their list up. In the meantime, here are links to Lucinda's stories on Out of Print:

Boys and Girls Together in December 2011

Elevated in September 2010

And here is the Ploughshares link!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

5 Out of Print Authors on the 2012 20 under 40 list

Thrilled and proud that five Out of Print authors, which includes our editor, Samhita Arni, are on the Elle 20 out of 40 list.

As Deepanjana Pal says in her blog post, From Elle: The Storytellers, Inspired by Granta’s 20 under 40, the book enthusiasts in ELLE thought it was about time that there was a desi equivalent, so we got in touch with some of the sharpest reviewers in the business and with their help, emerged the list you see in the article titled “The Storytellers”.
The Elle cover and editorial celebrate the issue’s commitment to literature. 

Below, our five authors, and links to their Out of Print stories. Congratulations!

- Samhita Arni
Sita in June 2011 (accompanying artwork, Ram Rahman. Click on image for story)
- Jahnavi Barua 
Birdsong in March 2011 
- Chandrahas Choudhury
Kuzhali Manickavel
The Dolphin King in June 2011 (accompanying art, Jittish Kallat. Click on image for story)
- Annie Zaidi
Sujata in September 2011 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Out of Print Stories in a list honouring the US National Short Story Month

Two stories from Out of Print are on the list in honour of the US National Short Story Month, 2012 compiled by Gay Degani, editor Flash Fiction Chronicles. They are

   > This Is Us And This Is Us Outside by Kuzhali Manickavel from our first issue 

   > The Reincarnation of Chamunda by Annam Manthiram from the mythology edition. 

Our authors share the platform with Raymond Carver, Katherine Mansfield, Etgar Keret, Flannery O’Connor and other greats.

The proposers were asked simply to suggest 'pieces of fiction that have turned you on, blown you away, made you laugh or cry.'

Congratulations to our authors, whom we are proud to feature at Out of print

Metamorphoses Retold by Ratna Gupta accompanies Annam's story in the Mythology Issue