Each person can submit a maximum of one entry with a nominal handling fee of INR 1000 only.
All entries must be unpublished, but can be submitted by a either a published or unpublished writer.
The submission can follow any genre (Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, etc.).
Entries must entirely be the work of the entrant and by submitting he/she confirms that the work his/her own.
The programme is open to writers of Indian nationality, writing in any Indian language. We, however, require the synopsis to be submitted in English and Hindi only.
Entries must be uploaded as a PDF (Max size 2 MB; no word.doc please). Please use Times New Roman Font in size 12.
The maximum word limit is 1500 words per entry in the case of a novel.
Entries for short stories should be full.
Entries for poetry should include 2 poems and can also have an introduction to the collection.
Please mention the title in bold at the top-centre, and your name, age, occupation, city of residence, contact number, email address and a short bio at the bottom within the document.
The deadline to submit entries is before 12 am (IST) on 25th November 2018.
Shortlisted names will be announced in the last week of December, 2018.
Our Terms & Conditions
This is not a competition, but a programme to identify and select new and exciting ideas and help writers to hone these into great books.
The jury’s decision is final and binding.
Shortlisted candidates will get opportunities to interact with press, publishers, literary agents, translators, industry experts and authors at the festival..
The programme does not guarantee that the selected work will be published.
I:WRITE #mystories is not limited to any age group.
All copyright for the material submitted will rest with the entrant.
Upon selection, the candidate agrees for his/her work to be redrafted with or without consultation at the discretion of the programme officials.
Each entrant grants licence to Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. to feature his/her submission (in part and/or in whole) on any of its websites, or on promotional material connected to the competition and/or to Jaipur BookMark.
Shortlisted entrants will receive a delegate badge only for the day of their presentation, a festival tote, and certificates from Jaipur BookMark at the end of the festival.
Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. bears no responsibility to arrange travel, accommodation and food for any shortlisted candidate.
Any misbehaviour or disagreement with organizers, literary agents, publishers and literary critics, authors and attendees present or taking undue advantage of facilities provided will lead to immediate expulsion of the candidate from I:write #mystories and the festival premises.
Teamwork Arts reserves the right to alter the above guidelines and all terms and conditions at any time.