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CONTEST 1 – GUIDELINES

StarWords India welcomes your submissions in the form of poetry for which the guidelines are mentioned below.

  1. The poem should only be written in ENGLISH.
  2. Each poem must contain minimum 15 lines and maximum 25 lines.
  3. You can choose your own theme as long as it is not offending under any circumstances.
  4. The poem should not be plagiarized. However, you can submit a previously published poem from your personal blog. Poems published on ANY other online and offline media will be REJECTED due to copyright issues.
  5. The last date for submission is 25 January 2018.
  6. You can submit as many poems as you want to. There is no submission fee. Check out the publishing fee required BELOW.
  7. All submissions have to be sent to StarWords India (submissions.starwords@gmail.com) as an MS Word File. The SUBJECT should be POETRY CONTEST. The MS Word file MUST include your NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, EMAIL ID, and AUTHOR BIO (Refer to the About Us section on our website http://starwordsindia.com/ to know how to write an Author Bio in 50 to 100 words.).

 

AWARDS & PERKS:

  1. The best poems will be selected and published on our website free of cost along with your photograph and author bio.
  2. Some selected poems will be chosen and compiled into a book (Both e-book and Paperback). The book will be published by a popular publisher.
  3. The top 3 candidates will get an editorial post on them on the website.
  4. The winner will be awarded and given a chance to work with us in the editorial team.
  5. Every participant will be awarded a certificate.

 

SUBMISSION FEE:

  1. You do not need to pay anything while submitting your work.
  2. If your poem finds a place in the top verses, you will be required to pay INR 200 per poem. For 3 poems, the publishing fee would be INR 500. This is only a minor fee that we are charging to generate the ISBN and COPYRIGHT. This is NOT our profit.
  3. The account details in which the fee has to be deposited will be provided once you get an approval from the editorial team.

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Send in your queries at submissions.starwords@gmail.com. You can also call up on these numbers.

Shreya Dutta – Founder & Creative Head (+91-89023 65920)

Sushmita Mandal – Editorial Head (+91-84448 85317)

Rounak Bose – Designing Head (+91-99033 05936)

 

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