Call for entries: creative writing

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) invites entries for its second annual awards for young Indian fiction writers in English. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January, 2007.


BUT: If you are older than 30 on January 1, 2007, or live outside India, read no further!


ALSO:  The spirit of the Toto Awards is to identify promise and encourage young talent. Therefore, do not submit an entry if you are already a well-known, published writer.


TFA is looking for entries in a variety of genres -- the novel, short stories, plays, scripts and poetry.


The submissions should ideally not be more than 10,000 words. Pieces of short fiction; an extract from a novel, play or script; or between five and ten poems are recommended (but not mandatory) norms. Sensible combinations of the above are acceptable within the word limit.


Entries should reach TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) before October 31, 2006.



H 301 Adarsh Gardens

8th Block, 47th Cross


Bangalore 560 082

Phone: 080-26548139


Entries should be sent in soft e-mail copy to as well in hard copy form to the above address.




Entries must be accompanied by a signed statement confirming the applicant’s date of birth, whether the applicant’s work has been published in print (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original.


Submitted material will not be returned.


The decision of the TFA jury is final and cannot be contested in any forum.


TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) is a not-for-profit public trust set up in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films.


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