Deadline: MAY 1, 2015.Final Judge: Jeet Thayil (poet, novelist & performance artist) Rs. 15,000 Prize
The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is a mentorship model literary press, bringing new poetic voices from India to the world. We are a not-for-profit, shared work literary press publishing and promoting poets with a connection to India/Indian diaspora. The Emerging Poets Prize will help nurture and bring out new poetic voices from India, the diaspora and those that have a meaningful connection to India. Up to three manuscripts will be chosen for publication, one by Jeet Thayil and the other two by the founding Collective poets. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication.
Winners will receive:
• Rs 15,000 (or equivalent in local currency)
• Publication of manuscript, with a minimum press run of 250
• 20 author copies
• A book launch
• Membership in The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective for two years
About the Contest
The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective will select up to three manuscripts for publication. At least one of the manuscripts will be by a poet who lives and writes in India, and at least one manuscript will be by a woman. We reserve the right to publish no manuscript from the submission pool.