Each person can submit a maximum of one entry with a nominal handling fee of INR 1000 only (not refundable nor transferable).
All entries for iWrite must be unpublished, but can be submitted by a either a published or unpublished writer.
Entries must entirely be the work of the entrant and by submitting he/she confirms that the work his/her own.
The submission must be either a synopsis of a novel, a short story, or a set of poems.
The maximum word limit for the synopsis of a novel will be 1500 words.
A complete short-story of up to 2,500 words.
Poetry entries may include three poems(upto a maximum of 70 lines) with a short introduction to the set.
Please mention the title of the work in bold at the top centre, followed by your name, age, occupation, city of residence, contact number and email address, along with a short author bio at the end of the document.
The programme is open to writers of Indian nationality, writing in English or any Indian language. We, however, require the synopsis to be submitted in English or 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.
Shortlisted names will be announced on 15th December 2019. Please note: Entries not pertaining to the guidelines will be disqualified.
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.
The programme does not guarantee that the selected work will be published.
I:WRITE 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.