Wednesday, 28 June 2017

eSkylark June 2017- Featuring Rishi Dastidar & Matwala Literary Festival


eSkylark

A Voice of the NRI - Diasporic Poets
Editor: Yogesh Patel
Consulting Editor: Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE


ISSN 2397-1878 (printed and digital)                                                                                                Issue 3/2017



Word Masala Award Winner July 2017
Rishi Dastidar


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Good qualities are appreciated in whomsoever they are found.
 Uttararaamacharitam (Bhavabhuti)

Director: Yogesh Patel
Consulting Editor: Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE
Patrons: Lord Parekh and Lord Dholakia

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eSkylark is a quarterly literary magazine. 
The submission is now open to all poets. We are looking for the diversity of any nature preferably with the Indian theme.

We are predominantly inclined to promoting South-Asian Diaspora poets, with the diversity enshrined in our goals. We strongly see the diaspora as a piece of a whole jigsaw, not as a ghetto. Your suggestions are always welcome, 

The Poet-of-the-Month honour this quarter goes to Rishi Dastidar, the most exciting talent to emerge recently. Recently published by Nine Arches Press,Ticker-Tape is a great debut by this extra-ordinary poet. This issue also features important American diaspora poets. We have curated poems from the Matwala Literary Festival June 2017, with the help of Pramila Venkateswaran and Usha Akella who started this movement two years back. The issue also includes the list of usual market opportunities.

Here are the links to our latest issue 

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Join us on 4 October 2017

This Glorious Noise: 5 British Indian poets

4 October 2017 at 8.00 pm at the National Poetry Library, Southbank

To reserve your free place please email specialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk

This event is supported by the British Council and the Poetry Library
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 Yogesh Patel’s Swimming with Whales

Pre-order NOW this collection from our bookshop, Waterstones, Foyles
Book Depository and most bookshops 
ISBN 9780956084057

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Monday, 13 March 2017

eSkylark April 2017 - Issue 2/2017

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 Suite 6 Riverside House, 196 Wandle Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 6AU
A quarterly magazine featuring and promoting South-Asian diaspora poets.

Word Masala also acts as a non-commercial agent and helps any open-minded, supporting editors and poets
Editor: Yogesh Patel
Consultant Editor: Dr Debjani Chatterjee MBE
Patrons: Lord Parekh & Lord Dholakia

ISSN 2397-1878 (printed and digital)/ Issue 2/2017

The third year of success


eSkylark is now a quarterly literary magazine. The submission is now also, open to all poets. We are predominantly inclined to promoting South-Asian Diaspora poets, but with the diversity enshrined in our goals.

The Poet-of-the-Month honour this quarter goes to Mona Dash. Her latest poetry collection, A Certain Way, is a great British debut by this accomplice poet and novelist now settled in The UK. The issue also includes market opportunities and new poems with many fresh announcements inviting all poets, publishers and magazine editors.

Please download/read the magazine from any of the following links:
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

eSkylark Issue 1/2017

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A quarterly magazine featuring and promoting South-Asian diaspora poets.

Word Masala also acts as a non-commercial agent and helps any open-minded, supporting editors and poets
Editor: Yogesh Patel
Consultant Editor: Dr Debjani Chatterjee MBE
Patrons: Lord Parekh & Lord Dholakia

ISSN 2397-1878 (printed and digital)/ Issue 1/2017

The third year of success


To all editors and publishers 
We can help editors and publishers in many ways.
We also act as non-commercial agents in the interest of both parties.

We have helped others, we can help you.
If you are interested, please contact us through our website.

To start with please send us your submission requests we can inform our poets and writers immediately - even in between issues.


It doesn't cost you a penny extra
When you shop the easyfundraising way with one of our 3,120 shops and sites they give us a commission for your purchase. We turn that into a donation and give it to your good cause. Easy!
See our website www.skylarkpubllcations.co.uk
Please support us: Buy through Easyfunding.


Submission now open to all non-diaspora poets for poems addressing problems and experiences of diversity, immigration or racism. We will select one for each quarter.
Please submit through our website. Maximum length 25 lines with a small 30-word bio. Please send only unpublished work. If you have a collection just published, and it has a poem on this subject let us have full details, including a copy of the cover.
http://www.skylarkpublications.co.uk/contact.html


We also thank the following publishers for their support.
We ask others why are you not on this list?

Arc Publications * Carcanet Press * Eyewear Publishing * Emma Press * Faber and Faber * HopeRoad Publishing * Limehouse Books * Nine Arches Press and Valley Press


Do you have a success story to tell us as a diaspora poet or a writer? Please let us know
Do you have an event that you will like us to include on our website? Do let us know.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Usha Kishore
for recently receiving the award
Culture Vannin (Manx Heritage)
specially to support her forthcoming collection being published by Eyewear Publishing.

As a measure of our success and the visionary approach of the publishers, Word Masala was successful in placing this work. Our special thanks to Todd Swift of Eyewear Publishing. Usha and we are also grateful to the Arts Council of Isle of Man.

While on the subject we would also like to congratulate Usha Kishore and Jaydeep Sarangi for their excellent anthology published this January. It features many of our Word Masala Award-Winning poets.
Home Thoughts: Poetry of the British Indian Diaspora
ISBN 9789385945717
$14.99
Please support and order from
 www.cyberwit.net



Market Opportunities

1.

If you write a short story, following opening is worth submitting to: The theme of the book is ‘change’ and the purpose of the book is to represent and celebrate diverse voices. However, the authors have been given the freedom to “interpret the theme however they are inspired to do so”, according to Stripes.

Contributors will also include Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Ayisha Malik and Irfan Master, as well as unpublished and un-agented writers who can submit their stories via the website. Any BAME writers who want to submit must send a 2,000-5,000 word story to editorial@stripespublishing.co.uk by 28th February. 

More details can be found on the Stripes website.

The entries will be judged by members of the Stripes team as well literary agent Julia Kingsford and Sarah Shaffi, online editor of The Bookseller and co-founder of the BAME in Publishing network.

2.


Writers become employees of Disney│ABC Television Group (DATG) and will be paid a weekly salary of $961.54 ($50,000 annualized) plus any applicable benefits for which they are eligible in accordance with the then-current Company benefits. The one-year program begins in February and ends in February of the following year. Please note that time frames are subject 
to change.

The primary goal for Program Writers is to staff on a DATG series as a staff writer during the one-year program; however, staffing is not guaranteed. 


3.

Elizabeth Kaplan Agency. 

The Agency welcomes NEW AUTHORS for a narrative work in nonfiction, biography, literary fiction, and commercial women's fiction. 

Required reading

Shappi Khorsandi withdraws from Jhalak Prize longlist


Here is Yogesh Patel's reflection posted at t
hat link:


At Word Masal
a Foundation, I am with Shappi on this. We are trying with some success to place our poets with the publishers as non-commercial agents, but without a noise about the skin. Poetry publishers are commendable for doing this properly. But cannot say the same for editors of poetry magazines who need to show us how many poets they publish from this background in a year. At the moment they are at the questionable low level in accepting us. It reveals a deeper strand of dividing attitude of us and them. Maybe not consciously, perhaps more reactively. But providing opportunities looking beyond the screen of skin, names and preconceived conceptions are important for the integration and diversity. A challenge is to rise to really becoming inclusive.

Please stop being patronizing and deliver authors from this background in the mainstream without trying to get a credit for doing something about these authors. Show your credentials by action.
Not too long ago, I was having tea with Rosemarie Hudson of HopeRoad Publishing at the British Museum. On the mention of yet another anthology of the BAME authors, her reaction summed up my sentiments. 'I could scream at the mention of yet another BAME competition.' At the heart of it is a question about providing the real opportunity to accept authors from the BAME background not dished out as BAME authors. Show us how many authors you are publishing not as BAME authors, but from that background, and throwing all your muscles of marketing to promote them. Make them a success to make you a success in doing something positive about the diversity.







Prabhu Guptara

Poet of the Month

Modern Fragmentation
Quantity we can assess.
Divide we will till every

Mite is chopped.  Relationality
We lose when microscope and
Telescope we only peer.

Reality to seek, we
Lotus-sit, eye closed, or stand
One leg, hand raised, or lie on bed of
Nails – inert, withdrawn aloof
Far from what’s right or just or good or kind.

Truth:  really to seek, we
Want an eye alight, a mind
awake, a heart that’s warmed, with other
hearts in touch, a hand that works
injustices to move. So: healed.  So: whole.


Poet's comment
Unlike many poets who are far better at their craft than I am, I cannot write poems to order.  Rather, my poems start with a phrase that strikes me, or a rhythm which beats itself within me. Only occasionally, has a poem started as a sort of reflection on a theme or topic.
Though much of my poetry is in free verse, I know that even “free” verse must have a structure – however hidden or disguised. So, whenever readers see or hear or feel the structure of any poem of mine dissolving, they might want to alert themselves to think why structure has disappeared at that point.

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Prabhu Guptara
Prabhu’s first published poem was in The Illustrated Weekly of India, in the 1960s.  Since then, his poetry has appeared in Indian PEN, Journal of Indian Writing in English, Kunapipi, Masala, The Redbeck Anthology of British Asian Poetry, and so on. Two volumes of his own poems, Beginnings & Continuations, were published in the 1970s by Writers’ Workshop, Calcutta. He edited An Anthology of Contemporary Indian Religious Poetry in English, as well as Selected Poems of Leela Dharmaraj; and has been Chairman of the Association for the Teaching of Caribbean, African, and Asian Literatures; Literature Advisor to the South East Arts Association; Ethnic Arts Advisor, Greater London Council; Advisor, Television South; Organizer, Greater London Literature Competition, and a Member of the Panel of Judges of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.



Guest Editor’s Comment
Guptara's poetry addresses myriad issues, but especially spirituality and human rights. 
In ‘An Alien, I...’, he powerfully and succinctly makes his point about racism. His poems are often concise, sometimes complex and demanding, but always readable. A command of language is evident in phrases like: ‘masterly dastardly’, ‘humped my suitcase from his car’ and ‘An airplane winks its way across the stars’.
Guptara’s conversational style is best seen in dialogue poems like ‘U.S. Guest, Overnight’ and the occasional monologue, e.g. ‘On a Visit, near Lucknow’. The former ends with this American hotel conversation:
"Where would you like to dine?"
"Indian of course… if possible!" I said.

"My cousin comes in five minutes;
she knows all the best restaurants nearby!

In the meanwhile, Water?"
The words are casual, even banal, but the undercurrent is electric. It becomes a telling poem about an Indian’s ‘outsider’ perspective on a foreign land.
In poems like ‘Between Zurich and Goa, on 3 December 2006’ and ‘An Indian in Beatenberg, Switzerland’, he writes movingly of relationships and loss. In ‘"Twelve Dead," They Said’, Guptara draws on personal experience to castigate statisticians and, by extension, an uncaring world for ignoring the damage to the lives of survivors of disaster:

Twelve?
Fools!
What do they understand of death, these statisticians?

Not only those who were squashed under collapsing masonry or struck by shrapnel,
Parents and grandparents too died that day, and siblings and spouses and children.

Many ‘political’ poems touch on man-made issues of global warming and poverty, or the futility of war and violence. Here isGuptara’s adaptation of Austrian-Italian poet Umberto Saba’s ‘Pretesto’:
Nuclear Birds (India and Pakistan, 2000)

There is a mountain of grain at the window
And the sparrows fight each other furiously

In the cage, even the two love birds that you'd think would nest peacefully.

Everywhere a cry of rage.

And there is plenty of food always left over, wasted!

Are there reasons for war?
Or pretexts?
It is time for Guptara to bring out another collection. I hope his choice as Word Masala’s Poet of the Month will throw a welcoming light on his poetry.

Dr Debjani Chatterjee MBE

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Monday, 19 September 2016

eSkylark- Issue 5/2016: Poet-of-the-Month Phinder Dulai

                                                                       

eSkylark

A Voice of the NRI - Diasporic Poets


Editor: Yogesh Patel

Consulting Editor: Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE

The main focus of Skylark Publications UK is to support the Word Masala Foundation

ISSN 2397-1878 (printed and digital)/ Issue 5/2016
 

We are very proud of our successful award ceremony at the House of Lords on 22nd June 2016. Dr Debjani Chatterjee has written a very engaging report, which has been published by many newspapers and magazines across the world.

Confluence
  l  Indo American News l   The Hindu  l  Asian Lite   l Muse India l
Asian Voice



www.skylarkpublications.co.uk

Good qualities are appreciated in whomsoever they are found.
 Uttararaamacharitam (Bhavabhuti)
Director: Yogesh Patel
Suite 6, Riverside House, 196 Wandle Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 6AU, England
Patrons: Lord Parekh and Lord Dholakia



Previous award-winners can be found at


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WM Special Citation  Award winners:
Sweta Vikram


This issue is dedicated to our latest Word Masala Award winner
Phinder Dulai



Publishers Winning
Word Masala 'Champion of the Diaspora Poetry' Award

Arc Publications
Eyewear Publishing
Emma Press
Faber and Faber

HopeRoad Publishing
Limehouse Books
Nine Arches Press
and
Valley Press


Our special thanks to
Eyewear Publishing for agreeing to publish
one of our Word Masala Award-winning poet Usha Kishore

We are also grateful to Nine Arches Press, Emma Press and Valley Press for considering our recommendations

 
Opportunities for publishers and magazines
All equal opportunity publishers and magazines are welcome to submit a brief for the consideration of our prestigious accolade which puts them on the map with a proof that they are working hard to support BAME agenda. Our ward is not a token, serious enough it will scrutinize your genuine efforts. We award publishers' and magazines' positive steps in including South-Asian diaspora poets in their publishing programme.

We work on projects, select and solicit writers and poets for their quality and help publishers and magazines achieve their equal opportunity status.
Please contact us if you think we can help you achieve this.
Working with us will benefit you at no extra cost!


We are proud to have following prestigious magazines, newspapers and independent presses as our partners and supporters
Asian Lite
Confluence
The Book Review
Asian Voice
Opinion
Sahitya Press
Core Publications UK
Sixties Press

.Features


Guest Editor: Saleem Peeradina
                                                                                      

Phinder is the Vancouver-based author of three books of poetry, the most recent of which is dream/arteries (2014) which contains “soul-journ to the end of the pacific,” the centerpiece of his poetic achievement. A story that waited a hundred years to be exhumed, it describes the journey of the Japanese ship Komagata Maru carrying 376 Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu migrants from Punjab who were refused entry into Canada and forced to return to India. Many indignities were heaped on them by the locals while the ship was docked in port.
The selection offered here is broadly illustrative of Phinder’s style and preoccupations in his verse.

“Presence” is an intimate poem that straddles two worlds of literary experience – one is an ephemeral lightness of being disconnected from one’s past, and the other is the weight of the historical past that weighs on the troubled present.
Phinder uses the Imagist approach to language to bring the reader to a place of solace and knowing embodied in Mataji conferring her blessings on her grandchildren.

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Phinder at the Matwaala poetry festival in Austin, Texas, where he presented an audio-visual reading of the Komagata Maru series. I felt his work deserved wider recognition.


Saleem Peeradina

Saleem Peeradina's latest collection of poems, Final Cut, is published by Valley Press. See below for the links to its reviews.


Poet-of-the-Month
    
    
Phinder Dulai 
presence
a room brims

with ideas
we catch
scratch back
step back

consider another weave
and “other” narrative
each broken piece, our soul healed
by the iridescent fall light

walk toward no conclusion
or pronouncement

to drift in silence to the floor of the maple tree in late autumn
un-owned nor repatriated
dreaming toward its own veined humanity

both are inexplicably linked

grandmother’s soft and fleshy palm
placed on forehead
her head tipped forward brushes against your brow
offers a word
jhindé raeho
continue to live




Phinder Dulai

Phinder Dulai’s critically acclaimed poetry collection dream / arteries (Talonbooks) was published in 2014. He is the author of two previous books of poetry: Ragas from the Periphery (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1995) and Basmati Brown (Nightwood Editions, 2000). Dulai lives in Surrey, BC, Canada and comes from a Punjabi background. Dulai has been touring dream / arteries since 2014, and has toured in both Canada and the USA, giving readings at universities, festivals and reading series. He currently works as a consulting editor for Talon Books and Curator of the Floor 9 Arts Salon for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in Vancouver, BC. Dulai was a co-convener on Sound Thinking Symposium 2015 entitled Voicing the City In/verse: Reading Surrey and the Super- Suburb; and has collaborated on a sound installation called The Grove – A Spatial Narrative with artists Carmen Papalia and Andrew Lee for the Surrey Art Gallery. His most recent work has been published in TripWire Journal, Canada and Beyond, Dusie, Canadian Literature and Cue Books Anthology. Dulai is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary contemporary arts group The South of Fraser Inter Arts Collective (SOFIA/c). Recently, Dulai was awarded the Word Masala Award by the Word Masala Non-Profit Foundation in London, England. He will travel to England in 2017 to receive the award.  




Poet's corner

Poetry continues to move me towards a meaningful life. There are reasons for writing a poem; I convey through words, through form and the under-pinning science of the art - information, possible ways of experiencing the world if you were to live behind my eyes and senses. I do this in hopes that we (you the reader and I) arrive at this place of solace and knowing; that there are deeper connections of grieving and mourning from the horrors of the past, that we can span across generations and oceans in a kind of stand-in for a lost communion – and as my Mataji so often said and loved to do with her grandchildren – to place a palm on a child’s head and say those words.
Phinder Dulai


Please encourage our poets

For example, why not contact a featured poet above for an interview, poetry reading, speaking engagements, or even to write a review?

Contact Phinder Dulai from this link:  https://phinderdulai.wordpress.com/

If you do something to encourage our poets featured, at your library, radio or TV station, or an organization, or a magazine, please DO NOT FORGET to let us know, so that we can tell others how you helped our poets. Add a brief note on yourself and your project or activity too.

Books by the Poet-of-the-Month


Talon books
www.talonbooks.com
ISBN 9789889706081

To order, please click on the name below:

dream/arteries
  Read Reviews at


Other books by the poet:

Basmati Brown:

Ragas From The Periphery:

Please benefit from our review group


Word Masala Foundation initiative runs a review group which helps diaspora poets with reviews. Past winners are expected to help with this, but above all, it is open to anyone to come forward to offer such support.

These poets are commendable and unselfish in helping this review group: Saleem Peeradina, Reginald Massey, Yogesh Patel, Debjani Chatterjee, Usha Akella, Usha KishorePramila VenkateswaranMona Dash.and Kavita A Jindal.

Latest
Yogesh Patel reviews Two books launched at our House of Lords Award celebrations

1. Saleem Peeradina's Final Cut in the Book Review:

http://www.thebookreviewindia.org/articles/archives-5119/2016/september/9/accommodating-the-universe-on-a-sheet-of-paper.html

and

https://asianlite.com/culture-corner/book-and-litereture/yogesh-patel-on-saleem-peeradinas-final-cut/

2. Bobby Nayyar's Glass Scissors:

http://epaper.asianlite.com/epaper/edition/28/asian-lite-news-2016---september-01---september-15/page/34
 

Read Saleem Peeradina's review at World Literature Today here:

http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2016/march/flowers-chinese-culture-folklore-poetry-religion-lan-zhang

Authors are requested to contact the editor to join this group. They and their publishers may also offer discounts on their books.

We welcome everyone to help us with reviews, NOT JUST diaspora poets and critics.


Magazine promotion

The Book Review

 



The Book Review is a non-political, ideologically non-partisan journal, which tries to reflect all shades of intellectual opinions and ideas. The views of the reviewers and authors writing for the journal are their own. All reviews and articles published in The Book Review are exclusive to the journal and may not be reprinted without the prior permission of the editors.



Published by Chandra Chari for The Book Review Literary Trust, 239 Vasant Enclave, New Delhi 110057. Printed at National Printers, B-56, Naraina Industrial Area Phase-II, New Delhi 110028

Word Masala recommends The Book Review. Please subscribe to it at
www.thebookreviewindia.org

Individual: Rs. 1500 / $75 / £50
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Under the Radar

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http://ninearchespress.com/shop.html

Under the Radar magazine is at the heart of operations at Nine Arches Press.  It is a lively mix of the best up-and-coming and established poets and writers, as well as reviews and articles. Under the Radar is a place for readers and writers alike to make new discoveries.

Take out a great value four-issue subscription!

Poetry Editors: Jane Commane & Matt Merritt

Reviews Editor: Maria Taylor

Crowdfunding


THE WORD MASALA CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE 
The first poet to receive this AWARD at the House of Lords
is an  emerging voice to watch with one collection already under her belt
Mona Dash
Find out more about Mona from her interview with Jaydeep Sarangi
Also read her latest short story on page 121 in Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts:
https://issuu.com/lijla/docs/lijlavol4.no.1feb2016 
Please, purchase this book at the prepublication price of £9.99 plus postage.  You will be supporting future publications by our diaspora poets. Your support is vital.

Poetry in Translation 


This feature is now open for submission.

  • Please note that poetry in translation may only be submitted by Indian diaspora poets.
  • We do not normally accept work from literary translators resident in India.
  • We prefer work by expat poets from all languages.
  • If poems are in copyright, you must have permission.
  • Diaspora poets may translate their own poems and submit them.
  • All translated poetry must be accompanied by brief (50 words) biographical details of the poet and  the translator 
The following anthology just published features poetry translations of many diaspora poets past and present:




The WM poetry audio archive at our website


If you are a published poet from the diaspora, and write in English, please send us the audio file of your best poemread by you. We are building an archive that will eventually be transferred to one of the UK's prestigious institutions. 
Visit us at http://www.skylarkpublications.co.uk/audio.html


Required reading this period

1.
Tanay by Sachin Kundalkar
translated by Jerry Pinto
https://electricliterature.com/tanay-by-sachin-kundalkar-f77d3c50e039#.o8v6i0sql


Events 

8 October 2016
PEN TO PRINT POETRY WORKSHOPS
Free poetry workshops at Barking Learning Centre as part of Barking and Dagenham Library services Pen to Print project. Open to all levels of experience. Led by Anna Robinson (Into the Woods and Finders of London – Enitharmon Press). The workshops are fortnightly. Email Lena Smith for further details: Lena.Smith@lbbd.gov.uk

9 October 2016
WRITING URBAN POETRY, A POETRY WRITING EXPERIENCE
An intense writing workshop with writing exercises led by publisher and poetry editor Katherine Lockton. We will look at ways to write an urban poem and how we can respond to cities. We will also look at what we can learn from well known poets as well as poems that have previously appeared in South Bank Poetry Magazine. We will focus on writing new material. Participants will come away with a body of creative work from the day (3 or 4 first drafts.) A limited number of places are available to ensure the tutor has ample time for each student. All levels welcome.
12:30pm– 5.30pm
Where? Westminster Cathedral, The Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace SW1.
Book via:
http://southbankpoetry.co.uk/product/writing-urban-poetry/



Contests without fee


TOM-GALLON TRUST AWARD
NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline October 31 (must be received by this date). Recommended free contest from the Society of Authors gives top prize of 1,000 pounds for a short story (5,000 words maximum) by a resident of the United Kingdom, Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland who has had at least one short story published or accepted for publication. Authors must have serious writing ambitions, and the financial circumstances of the writer will be taken into account. Previously published work accepted. Entry form and list of previously published work, including publisher and date of publication, must be submitted along with the short story.
Tom-Gallon Trust Award

Sponsored by:
Society of Authors

Guidelines URL:
http://www.societyofauthors.org/tom-gallon

NEW YORK ENCOUNTER 2017 POETRY CONTEST
http://www.newyorkencounter.org/poetry-contest-2017
NO ENTRY FEE.
Deadline November 1, 2016. The Encounter is an annual three-day public cultural event in the heart of New York City. The Encounter's poetry contest invites all poets writing in English to submit up to three poems (maximum 30 lines each), related in some way to the theme, Reality Has Never Betrayed Me. Prizes of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded to first, second and third place poems. The winners will be invited to read their poems on the NYE stage during the Encounter January 13-15, 2017. The first place poem will be printed in the program.


 Submissions Requests

Nine Arches Press
Please visit: http://ninearchespress.com/submissions.html

Watershed Review is now open for Fall submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art at: watershedreview.submittable.com/submit

Wild Age Press seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for a special Black Lives Matter issue guest edited by Katrina Otuonye.


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Printed copies of our winners' anthology and of this magazine are available at:
The Poetry Library
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX

 Your help is important to us


As the Foundation's work is a non-profit venture, it is constantly evolving. Word Masala welcomes local poets and authors to join hands in making it a meaningful stop for all our creative talents worldwide.
Please email Yogesh if you can spare some help. Remote help or suggestions are welcome too.
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