Saturday, December 9, 2017

The 2017 DNA-OUT of PRINT Short Fiction Shortlist

DNA-OUT of PRINT Short Fiction: The Shortlist

The 10 fine stories that constitute the shortlist of the 2017 DNA-OUT of PRINT short fiction special are recorded in alphabetical order of the authors’ first names.

The theme ‘Watching’ has been interpreted in ways ranging from the intensely personal where paranoia, fear, oppression, seduction and yearning engendered by watching or being watched have been explored. Other stories interpret the theme as observing and spying.

The 5 finalists will be announced next Sunday, December 17 and the stories will be published in DNA’s spread, Just Before Monday. In addition, they will appear in the DNA e-paper and on the OUT of PRINT blog. The remaining 5 shortlisted stories will also appear on the OUT of PRINT blog and in the DNA e-paper.

Judges: Ram Sadasiv and Indira Chandrasekhar, editors, OUT of PRINT




Aditya Mani Jha
Japani Hanuman
Ahana Chaudhuri
Flight
Bhumika Anand
The Gaze
Bikram Sharma
The Loneliest Man in Ward 11, Physiotherapy
Jyothi Vinod
Monotony of Hornbills
Selma Carvalho
The Blighted Harvest
Sohini Basak
And if that Looking Glass gets Broke …
Sunil M S
Jellies
Torsa Ghosal
Erhebung
Varsha Tiwary
Mrs Sharma's Toxic Vigil


Saturday, December 2, 2017

The 2017 DNA-OUT of PRINT Short Fiction Longlist

DNA-OUT of PRINT Short Fiction: The Long list

25 stories make the long list of the 2017 DNA-OUT of PRINT short fiction special feature. The stories, listed in alphabetical order of the authors’ first names, were selected from a set of excellent submissions that examined the theme ‘Watching’.

The shortlist will be announced next Sunday, December 10.

Judges: Ram Sadasiv and Indira Chandrasekhar, editors, OUT of PRINT


Aditya Mani Jha
  Japani Hanuman
Ahana Chaudhuri
  Flight
Amritha Dinesh
  The Perfect Role
Bhumika Anand
  The Gaze
Bikram Sharma
  The Loneliest Man in Ward 11, Physiotherapy
Juanita Kakoty
  How Acchan Miyan Lost his Mind
Julia Dutta
  Then, Who Was the Other?
Jyothi Vinod
  Monotony of Hornbills
Krupa Ge
  Sudden Departure
Maya Unnikrishnan
  110 Roots
Meera Rajagopalan
  Thinly Veiled
Michelle D'costa
  The Girl in the White Dress
Priya Narayanan
  No Woman's Land
Rebecca Mathai
  Watching at the Doorstep
Rochelle Potkar
  Honour
Sayantan Ghosh
  And then One Day
Selma Carvalho
  The Blighted Harvest
Shruthi Rao
  A Bollywood Romance
Smriti Thakur
  The Way to Tuticorin from Konni
Sohini Basak
  And if that Looking Glass gets Broke …
Sunil M S
  Jellies
Swetha Sadanand
  Stalker
Torsa Ghosal
  Erhebung
V Sanjay Kumar
  Asok
Varsha Tiwary
  Mrs Sharma's Toxic Vigil

Sunday, October 29, 2017

THE 2017 'DNA-OUT OF PRINT' SHORT FICTION SPECIAL

Call For Submissions: THE 2017 DNA-OUT OF PRINT SHORT FICTION SPECIAL

The theme for 2017 is WATCHING.

Out of Print invites works that examine what it means to watch or be watched in complexities ranging from violation to tenderness, from the personal to the political.

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

The winning story will receive a prize of Rs 20,000 and four finalists will receive Rs 10,000 each.

All five stories will be published in the DNA print spread ‘Just Before Monday’.

Prizewinners will also be published online in DNA’s e-paper and on the Out of Print blog along with shortlisted works. The Out of Print editorial team will work with each author on one round of editing before publication.

Last date for submissions, Sunday, 19 November, midnight IST.
Longlist, December 3.
Shortlist, December 10.
5 finalists, December 17.
Publication of winning and shortlisted stories, December 17.

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. Finalists from the last two 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. Subject line should read DNA-Out of Print 2017.
A short biographical note of 150-200 words should be cut and pasted below the story.
No attachments will be read.

If you have not heard from us by Sunday 17 December, it means, unfortunately, that your piece has not been chosen.

Past winners:
Dissent’, 2016
Erosion’, 2015
Choice’, 2014