The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2012 has issued a call for entries inviting publishers from across the globe to make their submissions for the prestigious USD 50,000 award. The DSC Prize, now in its second year, will be awarded to the best work of fiction pertaining to the South Asian region, published in English, including translations into English.
The winner of the DSC Prize 2012 will be announced in January 2012. The deadline for submissions is April 20th, 2011. Owing to publishers’ requests regarding increasing the number of entries allowed, the eligibility criteria for the DSC Prize has been augmented. To qualify, books must have been published for the first time between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. Publishers can send in up to two entries per imprint; however, one additional entry per imprint may be considered if a publisher sends in a special waiver request.
The DSC Prize is a one-of-its-kind endeavor focusing on South Asian writing. The award is not author-ethnicity driven and is open to any work pertaining to the South Asian region – its people, culture, and diaspora. The DSC Prize brings South Asian writing to a new global audience and aims to raise awareness of South Asian culture around the world. The first DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was awarded to HM Naqvi for his debut novel Home Boy (HarperCollins India) early this year.
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