THE DNA-OUT OF PRINT SHORT FICTION SPECIAL – Call For Submissions:
Five stories will be chosen for publication in the DNA Sunday spread, ‘Just Before Monday’ by Out of Print’s Indira Chandrasekhar and her editors, Leela Levitt and Ram Sadasiv.
The winner will receive a prize of Rs 10000. The remaining four writers will receive an award of Rs 5000 each.
In addition, prizewinners and shortlisted writers will be published online in DNA’s e-paper.
To reference the choices made, and the transitions affected by the extraordinary Lok Sabha election of 2014, the theme of the fiction feature is CHOICE.
We are not seeking literal interpretations. Stories could comment on the alienation of contemporary life or, in contrast, emphasise the irrelevance of our societal structures by reflecting upon nature. Works could be personal, political or social. But ultimately they should bear some adherence to the theme – CHOICE. Or its lack!
Submitted works must be in English, previously unpublished and close to 2000 words in length. Stand-alone excerpts from fiction under construction will also be entertained.
Submissions should be cut and pasted into the body of an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The last date for submissions is Friday, June 27 at midnight, Indian Standard Time.
Writers, whose stories have been chosen for publication, will be informed between July 10 and 12. If you have not heard from us by then, it means, unfortunately, that your piece has not been chosen.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.