The Hindu Prize 2018- Last Day for Submissions

Grab your chance before its’ too late as today is the final day for the submission of the prestigious The Hindu Prize 2018

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Hurry Up! Last Day for Submissions
Hurry Up! Last Day for Submissions

Media and literature have seemed almost equivocal when it comes to igniting the intellectual quotient of the common masses. Considering this aspect, one of the prominent media house of our nation, The Hindu started an initiative in the form of The Hindu Prize eight years back in 2010 to commemorate the contribution of the literary geniuses.

Coming a step ahead, The Hindu has now decided to celebrate the works of non-fiction authors along with the fiction in 2018. The Hindu Prize 2018 will also honour the translations of literary fiction from regional languages.

The winners in both categories i.e., fiction and non-fiction will each receive ₹5 lakh in cash, a trophy and a citation. The prize money will be distributed equally between the translator and the author/heir if the translated work emerges as a winner.

There will be separate jury panels for the two categories of awards comprising prominent writers, academics, book critics, and experts in culture, economics, polity.

The shortlist of five books in each category will be announced in October 2018.

The winners will be announced at The Hindu Lit for Life in January 2019.

 How to Enter?

For the fiction prize, publishers can submit English novels or short-stories collections by a single author published between July 2017 and June 2018. Translations of works from regional languages published between July 2017 and June 2018 will also be eligible. The original work should have been published in the last 50 years i.e. not earlier than January 1968. Only works of literary merit will be considered.

Publishers can enter five of their best titles from across their imprints.

Publishers should send a list of their published titles to enable the judges to call in for additional books.

Publishers must send eight copies of each book. Only hard copies will be accepted. Electronic copies will not be accepted.

 Non-fiction submissions

Publishers can submit their best works in the following categories: Biography/Memoirs/Autobiography; Travel Writing; History, Arts, Culture; Polity and Economy; Investigative Journalism/Reportage; Environment and Ecology.

Publishers can enter five of their best titles from across their imprints.

Publishers should also send a list of their published titles to enable the judges to call in for additional books. The books/manuscripts should have been published between January 2017 and June 2018.

Translations of works of non-fiction from regional languages published between January 2017 and June 2018 will also be eligible. The original work should have been published in the last 50 years i.e. not earlier than January 1968. Only works of literary merit will be considered.

Publishers must send eight copies of each book. Only hard copies will be accepted. Electronic copies will not be accepted.

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Eligibility

The author must be an Indian citizen, an NRI holding a valid Indian passport or an Overseas Citizen of India card or a domiciled resident of India.

It is the publisher’s responsibility to verify this before submitting the book.

Entries must be in prose. Self-published or electronically published books will not be accepted.

Children’s books, young adult fiction or non-fiction, graphics and pictorial publications will not be eligible.

Books of authors who are on the panel of judges will not be considered.

Books submitted for The Hindu Prize 2017 will not be accepted. Employees of The Hindu and their family members are not eligible.

All entries must reach The Hindu on or before May 15, 2018. Entries must be marked ‘The Hindu Prize 2018: Non-Fiction/Fiction’ and sent to Shalini Arun, Sr Associate Editor, The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings, 859-860, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002.

Courtesy: The Hindu