2013 Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize | Call for entries | Rs. 10,000 top prize | India
Deadline: 31 August 2013

Entries are invited from young poets in India writing in English for the fifth Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize.

The Prize was instituted by the Srinivas Rayaprol Literary Trust to recognize excellence in poetry written in English and is being administered jointly by the Department of English, University of Hyderabad. The prize consisting of a cash award of Rs.10,000 and a citation will be presented at a literary event in Hyderabad in the month of October 2013. The entries will be judged by a distinguished jury of poets and literary personalities.

Entries are invited from Indian citizens between 20-40 years and writing poetry in English.

  • Three (3) different, unpublished poems written by the applicant;
  • Evidence of age; Scanned copy of passport/driver’s license/pan card/voter id/aadhar
  • Complete contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses).
Note: Please do not put your name on the poems to be submitted to the jury members.


Dr. Aparna Rayaprol
Convener, Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize
Director, Study in India Program
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad AP 500046


Questions/ submissions: rayaproltrust@gmail.com

Website: http://www.uohyd.ac.in/

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2013 Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize | Call for entries | Rs. 10,000 top prize | India

2013 - 2014 Charles Pick Creative Writing Fellowship | Call for applications | South Asia
Deadline: 31 January 2014

The Charles Pick South Asian Fellowship is a six-month residential creative writing fellowship with an award of £10,000. The fellowship began in October 2002.

The Charles Pick South Asian Fellowship seeks to encourage the spirit of writing by giving support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose based in South Asia. The writer should be from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Burma/Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), but does not need to be domiciled there.

Application forms must be submitted with an original typescript of 2,500 words. All applicants must provide a reference from an editor, agent or accredited teacher of creative writing.

All application forms and full details are available here.


Questions: charlespickfellowship@uea.ac.uk

Applications: Fellowship Administrator, The Charles Pick Fellowship, South Asia School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/literature/fellowships/

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2013 - 2014 Charles Pick Creative Writing Fellowship | Call for applications | South Asia

Freelance Singapore-Based Writers wanted | SG Hotels Guide
SG Hotels Guide is looking for talented Singapore destination experts to join our team.

Our ideal candidates are Singapore-based writers or bloggers with experience in writing for the web and excellent command of the English language. You're an expert on your city, you know the ins and outs, the dos and donts, and you love sharing your knowledge with others.

Topics we cover include hotel reviews, event listings, and descriptions of sights and areas. We also plan to publish a few longer featured articles on a weekly basis.

Rates depend on article length and quality, but we typically pay 20-25U$D per 500-word article.

If you´re interested, please send an email to info@sghotelsguide.com with a brief introduction and a few links to your writing samples.

About us: SG Hotels Guide is a young travel startup aiming to make hotel search more efficiƫnt.


Questions/ applications: info@sghotelsguide.com

Website: http://www.sghotelsguide.com/

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Freelance Singapore-Based Writers wanted | SG Hotels Guide

2013 NUHA Foundation Writing Competition | £150 top prize | worldwide
Deadline: 1 November 2013 (confirmed deadline)

Whether you're from Mauritius, Mexico or Malaysia, we would like to hear what YOU have to say about 'education'. The competition has been established as an international platform to debate issues of education and development.

Absolutely anyone can participate, and three prizes are on offer:
  • Young Writers Prize, for those born between 1999 and 2003: £50
  • Youth Prize, for those born between 1995 and 1998: £100
  • Adult Prize, for those born before 1995: £150
It doesn't matter whether English is the authors' first, second, third or fourth language: articles are judged first and foremost on the quality of their argument and the originality of their ideas. To achieve this, the authors have to respond to one of the set statements within a 500 to 1,500 word-limit, by 1 November 2013.

Find out more by clicking on one of the links below.

Questions/ applications: editor@nuhafoundation.org

Website: http://www.nuhafoundation.org

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2013 NUHA Foundation Writing Competition | £150 top prize | worldwide

Call for submissions | The Literary Yard | India
The Literary Yard is an e-journal that aims at identifying and featuring the best literary works awaiting publication. The idea is to tender budding as well as established authors a constructive platform which helps them to reach out to a mass audience. An ever-increasing repository of quality, critical articles, poems, short fiction, literary essays and reviews on the e-journal is a living example of the committment.

Our effort is also to focus on new books and recognise fresh literary trends. The e-journal seeks to offer a constructive platform for booklovers’, readers, writers and creative artists. Our effort is to tender platform to budding and struggling authors from all over the world.

OS is the founder and owner of the e-journal who seeks to promote the literary arts in India, especially with a mix of folk culture.


The Literary Yard invites stories, articles on literature, literary criticism, opinion articles on literature and literary trends and much more.

Send your best write-ups in a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file. If you’re sending poems, DO NOT make a separate submission for each individual poem. It makes my job as an editor difficult.

No need to send a cover letter, but a kind email with regular/formal courtesy will do. In addition, make sure your contact information appears either in your email or in the attachment.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know as soon as any of your poems, stories, essays, reviews, critical pieces or non-fiction have been accepted elsewhere.

No previously published works.

We are currently unable to pay despite our understanding of the pain effort that goes into writing a good piece. But getting published in The Literary Yard will expose you as a writer to the world.


Questions/ submissions: onkar.sharma@outlook.com or onkar_sharma@live.com

Website: http://literaryyard.com

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Call for submissions | The Literary Yard | India

Asia Europe Foundation Short Story Contest | SG$1,000 top prize | Asia-wide
Deadline: 3 August 2013

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is partnering with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to launch its first online short story contest, Long Way Home, via the culture360.org platform.

This initiative seeks to reinforce Asia-Europe exchanges and deepen mutual understanding between cultural communities in the two regions through creative storytelling based on travel experiences.

The online contest aims to support emerging writers from ASEM member countries and unveil new talents in the literary field from both regions. In August, ten contestants will be shortlisted by renowned literary judges after which one Asian and one European winner will be chosen by members of the public on culture360.org.

Awards include individual cash prizes of SGD 1000 each as well as travel and accommodation to attend the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in October 2013.


The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and its partner the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival are now looking for submissions to Long Way Home, Asia-Europe Short Story Contest.

The theme of the Asia-Europe Short Story Contest is travel. In this framework, what is expected from writers is not travel writing but creative writing that uses the theme travel as the premise for a short fiction. It is of particular interest for ASEF to receive stories that highlight Asian perceptions of Europe and vice-versa . This competition seeks stories that give new perspectives on local culture, identities, and traditions in the context of contemporary societies and environments.


  • Applicants must be a national of one of the following ASEM member countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Vietnam.
  • All submissions have to be in English
  • Only original works that have not been previously published will be accepted
  • To be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission

700-800 words maximum

2 Prizes:
  • Best short story from a European writer (SGD 1000 + travel and accommodation to attend the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival)
  • Best short story from an Asian writer (SGD 1000 + travel and accommodation to attend the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival)
To apply, complete and submit the application form to: asef.shortstories@culture360.org

  • Phase 1 (3-18 August 2013): Judging and shortlisting by prominent literary experts from Asia and Europe
  • Phase 2 (19 August to 1 September 2013): the shortlisted stories will be voted online on culture360.org at http://culture360.org/short-story-contest/
Download: submission guidelines, application form


Questions/ submissions: asef.shortstories@culture360.org

Website: http://www.asef.org/

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Work-from-home Content Editor wanted | Archana's Kitchen | India
If you’re a whiz in the kitchen, Archana’s Kitchen needs you. Archana is on the hunt for a new content and recipe editor to join her team.

In this role, you’ll be in charge of editing all recipes and other content in the website for accuracy, clarity, brevity and style. As an editor you will also need to understand cooking well enough to know when a direction is incorrect. You may also make suggestions for revisions in order to make the directions clearer to the intended audience. You’ll coordinate recipe content with the guest chef’s at Archana’s kitchen and work closely with Archana to plan and execute monthly features. Are you getting hungry yet?

You’ll also be generating ideas and writing display copies for sidebars, calendars and newsletters relating to the website. Basically, you’ll need to be a never-ending source of ideas.

If you have at least two years of recipe writing experience and top-notch copy editing skills, have a solid foundation in cooking, be able to make meals, but also accurately record the steps and the amounts of each ingredients, then you are good to apply. Interested?

  • Should have strong writing skills.
  • The candidate should be available online while working.
  • Should be passionate about writing and cooking. Flexible with working of different niches like food, technology, product reviews, travel etc.
  • Degree
  • Strong Communication skills and writing skills
  • You can be a Food Blogger too!
EXPECTED WORKING HOURS: 12 to 15 hours a week

LOCATION: Remote or Bangalore


Applications: via the online form

Website: http://www.archanaskitchen.com/

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Ranked: 500 highest-paying publications for freelance writers

The Hot 500 Report (2013 Edition, 144 pages) profiles the highest-paying markets, ranked to help you decide which publication to query first. The info and links in this report are current. Details here.