Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Wordweavers Contest 2018 Registration

Welcome to Wordweavers Writing Contest 2018. 

You can register your entries. Before mailing us your entries, kindly make payments in the app below.
It is $ 3 for each genre, and additional $ 1 for every other entry.

You can enter the final amount in the amount section. (For instance, you wish to submit One Poem and One Short Story, you enter $ 6 in the amount section. Or if you wish to submit 3 Poems enter $ 5.) Kindly add the details of your payment in the submission email.

In case of any doubt about the payment please get in touch with us at escribespublications@yahoo.com.



Kindly do read these guidelines, before making the submissions.




Thursday, 15 March 2018

Guidelines to Participate in Contest 2018

Welcome to the 9th year of the Wordweavers Contest! Kindly read these guidelines before mailing us your submissions.
 
Submission Dates

Microfiction Contest


Maximum Number of Entries: 6
Drabble: April 1 to April 30, 2018 (Word Limit: 100 words)
Prose 300: April 1 to April 30, 2018 (Word Limit: 200-300 words)
Prose 500: April 1 to April 31, 2018 (Word Limit: 300-500 words)

Poetry:
 
Maximum Number of Entries: 6
Haiku Contest: April 1 to April 30, 2018
Regular Poetry
April 15 to August 15, 2018
(Word Limit: 2 to 100 lines)

Short Story:
 
April 15 to August 15, 2018
Maximum Number of Entries: 3
Word Limit: 600 – 5000 words
Kindly mail the same to escribespublications@yahoo.com with the Category in the subject line of the mail. All submissions for a single category (eg. Poetry, all poems in one Word document,) should be in a single mail containing the details as suggested below at the beginning of the document.
Participant Name:
Participant Email:
Participant Address:
Phone / Mobile No:
Personal Blog Link (OPTIONAL):
Contest Section: Flash Fiction/Short Story/Poetry –
Number of entries:
Has this entry been published somewhere before?
 
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.
  • Entrant from all countries are welcome.
  • 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 specified above including your entries.
  • Please mail a scanned copy of your identity, address proof, could be a standard recognised ids including your college ID. (Contestants who have submitted the proof in the previous year’s contest need not send it again.)
  • Your work must be your own, original, unaided work. Kindly avoid any Copyright hassles.
  • All the entries must be in English only.
  • There is free for Indians, for all participants of non-Indian origin the entry fee is $ 3 for one entry in each category and $ 1 for each extra entry.
  • 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.
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Terms and conditions
  • These terms apply to the entrants for of Wordweavers Contest, 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 declare that you are over the age of 18 at the day of submitting the entry.
  • 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 or your parents have consented to your entry of the Contest and use of this service, 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.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Poetry Longlist 2017 Anuradha Sowmyanarayanan

Good Bye

Anuradha Sowmyanarayanan

An evening, set in with slight showers
Trees & branches nodding in sync with nature
Showers pampered and nourished the flowers
People happily hopping in the hardy roads
Feeling free to reach homes within rains
Truly “rain” is a festival of joy indoors
All the days of summer, dry and dry
Showers and rains are cool pack treasures
A relief for intense red rash skin
I witnessed these, from the dentist clinic
As my sister - a patient in pain and panic
Losing her wisdom tooth to the thunder showers
Saying “Good bye” to her pain in the beautiful rain

Poetry Longlist 2017 Anupriya Palni

Bloodstream
Anupriya Palni 

      Across the ruins walks a lone child,
Over the collapsed walls,
Through the broken windows-
He wanders with a tear streaked face,
In search of his mother, just in case.
The walls are black,
The smell of burning flesh lingers in the air,
Tainted by the rusting, saline smell of blood-
The very blood of his brothers,
He tripped and fell over the body of his mother
.
He fell into a puddle of blood,
His hands and face, now smeared,
With the blood of his mother, brothers and father.
He crawled away from the stream-
Of blood, much like the one flowing in his bloodstream.
He found the body of one of the killers,
And took the knife clutched by the dead hands.
Stabbing the body again and again,
He snatched the locket round the killer’s neck-
Cursing that God, he threw it in the flaming barrack.
Now is born another extremist,
Who’ll grow up with a dagger in his hand,
And burning hatred in his heart.
With hands bloodied with the blood of others
The same hands once bloodied with the blood of his brothers.
And this cycle goes on,
As hatred freezes the bloodstream,
One after the other they explode-
Consumed by hatred and rivalry of old,
To lie in the ruins one day, eyes and body all cold.