Saturday, November 26, 2016

The 2016 DNA-OUT of PRINT Short Fiction shortlist

DNA-OUT of PRINT Short Fiction: The Shortlist

Ten remarkable stories make the shortlist. Congratulations to the authors. The works are diverse in the manner in which they address the theme, Dissent, and we are really pleased that we will publish them next week.

Judges: Ram Sadasiv, Leela Levitt, Indira Chandrasekhar



bhavani
A Fragrance That Could Have Been
R K Biswas
The Rabbit
Trisha Bora
The Guests
Disharee Bose
Sharp Sudden Corners
Selma Cravalho
Mand Goes To Church
Amritha Dinesh
Venu Decides To Die
Zui Kumar Reddy
1977
Shabnam Nadiya
Spin
Karthik Shankar
Appa's Scooter
Kulpreet Yadav
The Window At The End Of The Street






Listed in alphabetical order of author name

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The 2016 DNA-OUT of PRINT Short Fiction Longlist

DNA-OUT of PRINT Short Fiction: The Long list

Congratulations to the thirty three writers who make the DNA-OUT of PRINT short fiction long list from a set of significantly high-quality submissions themed around 'Dissent'.

The shortlist will be announced next Sunday, November 27.

Judges: Ram Sadasiv, Leela Levitt, Indira Chandrasekhar



Krithika Akkaraju
The Sandalwood Frame
Shivani Bhasin
A Call To Calm
R K Biswas
The Rabbit
Tanmoy Biswas
Trans
Trisha Bora
The Guests
Dishashree Bose
Sharp Sudden Corners
Maxwel Chhetry
Maggu Is Dead
Selma Cravalho
Mand Goes To Church
Michelle D'costa
The Untitled Story
Amritha Dinesh
Venu Decides To Die
Nandita Dutta
Salma
K T Jaidip
Dissent
Vandana Kumari Jena
The Ideologue
Damini Kane
Aleppo
Yuvraj Kumar
A Floating Life
Zui Kumar Reddy
1977
Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla
Sindh 1947
Dyuti Mishra
A User's Guide To Compliance
Shabnam Nadiya
Spin
Prashila Naik
Patience, Ramu, Patience
Anirban Nanda
City Life
Meera Raja
Boyhood
Devika Rajan
Moment of Truth
Pervin Saket
The More Things Change
C G Salamander
Let's Spit On Dolphins
Karthik Shankar
Appa's Scooter
Bikram Sharma
A Vocabulary Of Absence
Dhiraj Singh
The World's Oldest
Rosemary Thomas
Sr. Marianne And The Cause Of Death
Radhika Venkatarayan
Meeting With Madhavan
Jyothi Vinod
Kintsugi
Kulpreet Yadav
The Window At The End Of The Street
bhavani
A Fragrance That Could Have Been





Listed in alphabetical order of author name. Single name authors are listed last.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Call for Submissions: The 2016 DNA-OUT OF PRINT Short Fiction Special:

THE 2016 DNA-OUT OF PRINT SHORT FICTION SPECIAL: Call For Submissions:

We are excited to announce 2016 OUT OF PRINT short fiction special feature in DNA.

The theme this year is DISSENT.
Out of Print invites works that are nuanced, complex and imaginative in their interpretation of the theme ‘Dissent’ that may be read to mean a political, personal, communal, or societal form of subversion or protest.

The stories will be judged by the Out of Print editorial team, Indira Chandrasekhar, Leela Levitt and Ram Sadasiv.

Three stories will be chosen for publication in the DNA print spread ‘Just Before Monday’.
The winning story will receive a prize of Rs 18000. The remaining two finalists will receive an award of Rs 6000 each.

The prizewinners and 10 shortlisted works will be published online in DNA’s e-paper and on the Out of Print blog.

Submission Guidelines:
Submitted works must be original, in English, previously unpublished, and close to 2000 words in length.

Only one submission per writer will be read. Work by writers who have been finalists in two consecutive DNA-OUT OF PRINT short story competitions will not be considered.

Submissions should be cut and pasted into the body of an email and sent to dnashortstories@gmail.com. Please note, no attachments will be opened.

Subject line should read DNA-Out of Print 2016.

A short biographical note of 150-200 words should be cut and paste below the story.

The last date for submissions is Sunday, 6 November at midnight IST.

The longlist will be announced on Sunday, 20 November.

The shortlist that includes the 3 winners and the 10 works that will be published on the Out of Print blog and in the DNA e-paper will be announced on Sunday 27 November.

If you have not heard from us by Sunday 27 November, it means, unfortunately, that your piece has not been chosen.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

The winning stories and the shortlisted works of 2015 themed around ‘Erosion’ may be read at http://outofprintmagazine.blogspot.in/2015/11/2015-dna-out-of-print-short-fiction_22.html.

The winning stories of 2014 themed around ‘Choice’ may be read at http://outofprintmagazine.blogspot.in/2014/08/dna-out-of-print-fiction-winners.html. The remaining ten shortlisted works from 2014 may be found at