Sunday, October 29, 2017

THE 2017 'DNA-OUT OF PRINT' SHORT FICTION SPECIAL

Call For Submissions: THE 2017 DNA-OUT OF PRINT SHORT FICTION SPECIAL

The theme for 2017 is WATCHING.

Out of Print invites works that examine what it means to watch or be watched in complexities ranging from violation to tenderness, from the personal to the political.

The stories will be judged by the Out of Print editorial team represented by Indira Chandrasekhar and Ram Sadasiv.

The winning story will receive a prize of Rs 20,000 and four finalists will receive Rs 10,000 each.

All five stories will be published in the DNA print spread ‘Just Before Monday’.

Prizewinners will also be published online in DNA’s e-paper and on the Out of Print blog along with shortlisted works. The Out of Print editorial team will work with each author on one round of editing before publication.

Last date for submissions, Sunday, 19 November, midnight IST.
Longlist, December 3.
Shortlist, December 10.
5 finalists, December 17.
Publication of winning and shortlisted stories, December 17.

Submission Guidelines:
Submitted works must be original, in English, previously unpublished, and close to 2000 words in length.
Only one submission per writer will be read. Finalists from the last two DNA-OUT OF PRINT short story competitions will not be considered.
Submissions should be cut and pasted into the body of an email and sent to dnashortstories@gmail.com. Subject line should read DNA-Out of Print 2017.
A short biographical note of 150-200 words should be cut and pasted below the story.
No attachments will be read.

If you have not heard from us by Sunday 17 December, it means, unfortunately, that your piece has not been chosen.

Past winners:
Dissent’, 2016
Erosion’, 2015
Choice’, 2014

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