Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Wordweavers Contest 2021

Welcome to the Twelfth year of Wordweavers! 

As we had said we are slightly changing the contest a little bit. Kindly read the complete guidelines. There are two separate categories of Writing this year. Contest Writing and Magazine Writing. The Same must be indicated in the form provided.


Contest Writing
 
Here are the Guidelines for Submission for all contests. There are only two sections in the Contest Writing category, Poetry & Short Story. Only Historical, Political, Literary Fiction will be considered for the contest. It will have Winners and Featured Writers. 
 
Writers will need to include a bibliography and interviews where relevant as part of the research. We do not have any specific topics, but we will encourage these topics:
1) World War One and Two
2) Kashmir
3) The Naxalite Movement
4) Religion
5) Kingdoms of India

Winners Get A Free Copy of the Published Anthology.
*All winners and featured writers of poetry and short story will be published in the anthology.
 
Poetry Contest: (6-1000 words): 
Submission Form (Opens in a new window)
Jan 10, 2021 to June 30, 2021
 
Short Story Contest (2000-6000 words): 
Submission Form (Opens in a new window)
Jan 10, 2021 to June 30, 2021
 
Magazine Writing

This writing could any kind of fiction work. It will have no Winners. It has only two qualifying rounds, Longlist and Featured Writers. Only Featured Writers will be published in an anthology.

Poetry: (6-1000 words): 
Submission Form (Opens in a new window)
Jan 10, 2021 to June 30, 2021
 
Short Story (2000-6000 words): 
Submission Form (Opens in a new window)
 Jan 10, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Prose 500  
Submission Form (Opens in a new window)
April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021
 
Short Fiction (200-500 words) via email wordweavers.submissions@gmail.com: 
April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021
 
Drabble via email wordweavers.submissions@gmail.com: 
March 1, 2021 March 31, 2021

Kindly go through the basic spell check routine. You could opt to read out your work to someone in the profession of writing who could offer you some invaluable suggestions.
Please read the following before submitting your work to us.
Submission of your work tells us that you've read this, agree with it, and still want us to publish your work.
  • Participation is open to all participants across the world.
    The Contest is FREE is free for all countries.
  • Please understand that we reserve the right to accept or reject your work. Several factors are considered in our final decision whether or not to include your work in our publication, including the message, the method by which it's conveyed, the style, and how much of it works when combined.
  • Entrant should be above the age of 18, having completed 18.
  • Please fill every detail of the Submission Form including your entries.
  • Your work must be your own, original, unaided work. Kindly avoid any Copyright hassles.
  • All the entries must be in English only.
  • Your original work must be submitted by email and received by the deadline posted on the page to be considered for the contest.
  • We will not be accepting previously published entries. We reserve first publication rights to the work published on our site.
Terms and conditions
  • These terms apply to the entrants for of Wordweavers Contest 2021, Escribes Publications. You agree to abide by these terms in their entirety. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this service. The organisers reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time.
  • You agree that you are legally capable of entering the Wordweavers Contest and agree to the Terms and Conditions, and that you are competent (i.e. you are of sufficient age and mental capacity) and eligible to enter into a legally binding agreement with its rules and terms and conditions.
  • By submitting your creative work, you declare that the it is your own, original work, that it contains no matter which is defamatory or is otherwise unlawful in India, or which invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory copyright; and you agree to indemnify and hold the organisers harmless against any claim to the contrary.
  • You agree that while you retain ownership of your work, and by submitting an entry to the contest, you give Escribes Publications, permission to use your entry, with acknowledgement, but with no payment to you, in their websites, as part of Press Releases (from where they may be reproduced by media organisations). Should your entry be selected for publication, you give the editors and publishers of the compilation the right to edit your work as they see.
  • Should you be declared a prize winner, you will be contacted solely through the name and address you had given at the time of entry submission, so that the organisers can get your mailing address. You therefore agree that you will respond to this notification within 30 days from the day of the results, and should you fail to do so, (1) the organisers have the right to award the prize to the next highest scoring entry, and (2) you forfeit all claims to the prize.
  • You agree that the decisions of the screening jury and the contest judges are final and binding, and no correspondence will be entertained regarding these decisions.