We're helping organise two contests as part of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival's Literature and Writing section. The submission details are still being worked out, but here's the basics. An exclusive preview, so to speak. :)
Hope you decide to participate. If it's not quite your thing, we'd appreciate it of you would pass on to pals who you think might be interested.
And those of you with blogs, personal sites, mailing lists, forums and the like, we'd be eternally grateful if you gave this a plug. This blog will return the favour any time.
Reprised from last year, SMS Poetry (: someone you know won first prize last year :)
The basic rule is simple: your poem must fit into a single 160-character SMS.
For more details, prizes and the jury, please see http://www.caferati.com/contests/SMS.htm
The second contest is a new one, Flash Fiction. Also known as short-shorts or micro-fiction. The challenge here is to tell a story within a very limited word count.
For more details, prizes and the jury, please see http://www.caferati.com/contests/FF.htm
Caferati will also be hosting an evening at the Festival. 12th February, around 5 or 5:30 p.m. If you happen to be in Bombay at that time, we'd love to see you.
This page will detail the programme once we have it finalised: http://www.caferati.com/contests/KGAF2006.htm
And to generally keep track of important updates for any of these three events, please keep an eye out on http://www.caferati.com/contests