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IWW-Newsletter, Issue #060
January 04, 2017
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IWW Newsletter - Issue 60- January 2017

A very warm welcome to everyone who subscribed to IWW Newsletter. Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

1. Word of Success

a) "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." Mahatma Gandhi

b) "Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it." - Washington Irving

2. Editor's note

In this new year, we have something more for you. Some of the selected contributions at IWW will soon get more exposure through mobileapp. So remember always to submit your best work.

Secondly, we will be starting shortly a new section for Interviews. If you are a published author, with at least one published book, you are eligible to participate in this free programme, by answering any of the 10 questions from our list.

3. New Authors

I am pleased to inform you that there are 4 new authors who have joined our IWW group during the month of December 2016. They are – Sheeba Jasmine Albert, Ankita Menon, Durgesh Varma, and Sampurna Biswas. A hearty welcome to you all to our group. Thanks for joining our community.

There were many more submissions from new writers, but they had not followed our simple rules, and hence we could not publish those submissions.

4. New items published at IWW in December 2016.

Short Stories
a) Karma b) Cherished and c) Bats that have Human Faces, d) The Post Graduate. These can be read on the main page. IWW Short Stories

Poems
a) Rain, b) Overabundance of Books in the Market, c) My Lost Selfhood d) My Dream Birthday and e) Sparrow.
These can be read on the main page Poems

As You Say
Groped.
This article can be read on the main page. As You Say

Book Reviews
a) A Knotty Affair and b) Partition: A Study on Insanity in Sadat Hasan Manto’s “Toba Tek Singh”. These can be read on the main page. Book Reviews

Serial Novel
But Just Say I Love You - Chapter 4 and Chapter 5
These can be read on the main page. Serial Novel ====================================================== Special SiteSell Promotion ========================================================

5. Literary News -
a) Jerry Pinto, Nasira Sharma among Sahitya Akademi awardees. http://www.newkerala.com/news/2016/fullnews-157442.html

b) Man Booker Prize winner to grace Jaipur lit fest http://www.newkerala.com/news/2016/fullnews-156969.html

6. Contests (Copy these links, paste each one of them on your browser and check for details.)

a) Short Story contest by Writers Digest Last Date: Jan 16, 2017

We’re looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! The winning entries will be on display in the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection. http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/short-short-story-competition

b) Disquiet International Literary Competition $15 Entry Fee. Last Date: 31st Jan 2017 Submissions are now open for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre. Three winners will be published in Guernica (fiction), NinthLetter.com (non-fiction) or The Common (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the seventh annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place June 25 through July 7, 2017. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will also be considered for financial aid. http://disquietinternational.org/the-program/contests-scholarships/

c) Publisher Queerly Lit Contest. No Entry Fee. Do you identify as an LGBTQ author, or are you writing stories with LGBTQ themes and characters? Submit both fiction and nonfiction book proposals here in the month of January. All entries must be book proposals written in English and 1,000 words long. Publishizer will only accept unpublished works. Contest entries must be submitted, approved and launched online on Publishizer within the specified month of each contest to qualify. Each contest has a cash prize of $2,000 and may be subject to local, state and federal taxes. Publishizer takes only a 30 percent commission of all pre-order sales at the end of the crowd-publishing campaign. https://publishizer.com/contests/queerly-lit/

d) Don't Talk to me about Love Contest. http://donttalktomeaboutlove.org/contest/ $20 Entry Fee Last Date: 15th January 2017. First prize $1,000. Three honorable mentions guaranteed publication. What does LOVE mean to you? We want your poetry exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental, and much, much more. We know there is a whole world of love out there, and we want to read about it. See last year’s winner and honourable mentions to get a sense of what we are looking for. All submitted works must be original and unpublished. All works that have been published in print or on the Internet, including self- published works, as well as works that have been broadcast or taped are considered previously published and are therefore ineligible for submission. Poems must be written in English. For each entry send one to three poems of up to 75 lines.

e) Wundor Short Fiction Contest. Entry Fee: £10 . Deadline February 28, 2017. Whether you have a single piece of work, a collection of pieces or a brilliant novella on your hands, we would like to read it. The only stipulation is that the sum total word count of your submission should fall between 5,000 and 45,000 words. The winner of our inaugural short fiction contest will receive £500. The winner and two runners up will have their work published in full or an extract will be published on the Wundor website. Their work will be strongly considered for publication in print, in which case a publishing contract will be offered. https://wundoreditions.submittable.com/submit/68814/wundor-short-fiction-contest-2017

f) Writers@work Competition http://www.writersatwork.org/wp/?page_id=6 $20 ENTRY FEE. Submissions are accepted in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. First prize is awarded in each category: $1,000 OR full scholarship to the Writers@Work Generative Conference (June 7-11, 2017 at Alta Lodge, Alta, UT), and publication in Quarterly West. Open to any writer who has not yet published a book- length volume of original work in the genre in which they submit a manuscript. Deadline January 31, 2017. ========================================================== ===========================================================

7. Charity work.
Take a moment to check out Drishtifoundation


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8. Check out these books

A Christmas in Scotland Read this travel memoir

Cherished - story of a young girl's eagerness to seek the love of her parents. Cherished

The Second Choice @ Flipkart
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