Once again, our aim is to find and encourage the best non-fiction writing in India. The competition will be judged by a distinguished panel comprising Outlook’s Editor-in-Chief Vinod Mehta, Managing Editor Sandipan Deb, Jason Cowley, Literary Editor of The New Statesman, and novelist Siddhartha Deb.
Entries should focus on the theme of Food. The pieces can be serious or humorous. They could, for example, explore the joy of food, the various ways in which different cultures are reflected through their foods (and vice versa), the pains of dieting, or the ecstasies of anorexia. But please, no recipes.
Pieces must be limited to 3,000 words and any form of non-fiction writing is acceptable. Closing date for entries is December 15, 2003. The prizes will be presented at the Delhi Book Fair in February 2004.
Outlook will publish the winning piece. All shortlisted entries will be published on www.outlookindia. com For the winner, a prize of 25 Picador paperbacks (currently in print) of the winner’s choice PLUS a cash prize of £500. The two runners-up will each receive 8 Picador India titles. Please send your entry with your name and address clearly marked on the script (not on separate page) to:
5A/12 ANSARI ROAD,
NEW DELHI 110002
No material will be accepted after December 15, 2003.
Conditions of entry and guidelines:
Pieces to be limited to 3,000 words. Entries must be submitted on paper. E-mails and disks cannot be submitted. Pieces can be a whole or part of an essay or a book. Entries to be limited to one piece per person. Author must be an Indian resident and the work should be previously unpublished. Entrants cannot be employees of Outlook or Pan/Macmillan.
Material will not be returned and receipts will not be sent.