Call for Entries: The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction

03 April 2011
Call for Entries: The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction
Deadline: 25 June 2011

The Hindu Literary Review completes two decades promoting good literature - both in English and in the Indian languages. As part of this commitment, and to recognise and reward outstanding literary talent in Indian Writing in English and works in translation, The Hindu Literary Review has instituted The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction.

How to enter
  • Publishers can submit books published between July 2010 and June 2011.
  • Publishers with more than one imprint can submit books from each imprint.
  • Publishers must send eight copies of each book. Only hard copies will be allowed. Electronic copies will not be accepted.
  • All entries must reach The Hindu on or before June 25, 2011.
All entries should be addressed to:

The Hindu Literary Prize, Literary Review Desk
The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings,
859-960, Anna Salai
Chennai 600 002

Eligibility criteria
  • The author must be an Indian citizen or a NRI holding a valid Indian passport. It is the publisher's responsibility to verify this before submitting the book for consideration.
  • Works in English and translations from Indian languages are eligible.
  • Entries must be in prose and can be full length novels or a collection of short stories.
  • Self-published or electronically published books will not be eligible.
  • Children's fiction or teenage fiction will not be eligible.
  • Books of authors who are on the panel of judges will not be eligible.
  • Employees of The Hindu and their family members are not eligible to participate.
The award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakhs and a citation.

The entries will be assessed by an independent panel of judges comprising critics and authors.

A shortlist will be announced at our literary conclave Lit for Life in Delhi in September 2011.

The prize will be given away at the Lit for Life in Chennai in October 2011.

For more details contact Subash at 044-28576337 or

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