Katha Contest is Cancelled for 2018


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First Prize: $300 • Second Prize: $200 • Third Prize: $100 • Two Honorable Mentions

Special Awards this Year: One or more winners will be considered for inclusion in the “Best of California Fiction” collection to be published in October 2017 by Wellstone Books, the publishing arm of the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods.

Contest Guidelines:

1) Submissions should consist of one short story or extract from a longer work up to 2,500 words in length.

2) Entries this year should  adhere to a theme of “California Fiction.” California has a rich, literary history and with the coming-of-age of Indian-American voices we are encouraging writers to situate their experiences within this history. A substantial part of the story setting and/or its characters should be drawn from California and/or should reflect the ethos of what it means to be a Californian.

3) Entries should be unpublished works and should not have won previous awards or contests.

4) One submission per individual. $7 per submission. (Paid by check or PayPal).

Email your story as a Word file attachment to katha@indiacurrents.com In the Word file, include only the title and the story itself.

What To Submit:

(i) Write this statement: Here is my submission for Katha: Literary Fiction Contest 2017.

(ii) Title of Story:
Word Count:
Your Name:
Email Address:
Payment Method: (Check or Paypal)
Payment Transaction ID: (Check Number and Date or Paypal transaction code)

(iii)  Brief Biographical Statement:(Include publication or award history if applicable) I warrant that I am the sole author of, and have exclusive rights to the enclosed material. I hereby release full rights for the enclosed material or any segment or portion thereof to Katha and its sponsors, and authorize Katha to use my name and work in any publicity or promotions for Katha. I also understand that if my story is not shortlisted for publication by the Katha sponsors, the rights will revert back to me on June 30, 2017.—(your full name)

How To Pay:

A Paypal account is required for online payment. Send to payments@indiacurrents.com

If you do not wish to pay by Paypal, you may send a personal check, cashier’s check or money order.

 Please make checks payable to India Currents with Katha 2017 in the memo line and mail to: 2670 S. White Road, Suite 165, San Jose, CA 95148.

Deadline for Submission: MARCH 31, 2017

Submissions not following the guidelines will be automatically disqualified from the contest. Disqualified Entrants will not be notified.

Results Announced: JUNE 30, 2017

Katha, the Indian American fiction contest, is brought to you by India Currents and the Wellstone Center. Founded by Sarah Ringler and Steve Kettmann, the Wellstone Center serves as a space to promote writing and nurture writers in a peaceful, tranquil setting.

India Currents celebrates its 30th anniversary in April 2017. Our mission is to showcase writing that reflects the thoughts, wishes and struggles of the Indian-American diaspora and we are regularly acknowledged as being a “thought leader” in this arena.