NAW will accept all stories that are set in an Asian context or have an Asian theme. The nationality of the author does not matter (we’ll consider your work even if you are from Mars). Either the stories should be set in an Asian country, should have at least one Asian citizen or some amount of Asian element. We have left the question as to what determines Asian theme open purposely so as not to restrict creativity.
Stories that are set in an Asian context or have an Asian theme
New Asian Writing
One winner will be selected and will be offered the prize money ($100) either through direct transfer or via PayPal. All contestants must possess a bank account and a PayPal account in their own name with facility to receive electronic funds. If the author cannot accept the award due to any reason, the prize will be offered to the next chosen contestant.
December 15, 2015
»Stories must be original, unpublished fiction, typed and single-spaced, and should be between 2,500 to 10,000 words in length. The selected stories must not have been published previously either in print or via electronic media (including personal blogs).
»Translation works are not allowed. Stories must be in English only.
»Stories must be submitted in Microsoft Word Document format, as an attachment. Do not send your story in the body of an email.
»In the subject line of your e-mail submission write your full name and the title of your short story.
»Each story must be accompanied by one-paragraph bio written in the third person. Include author’s full name, age, nationality, published work, website, etc. This must be added at the end of your short story, in the same document. Attach a recent photograph of yourself also.
»If your short story contains foreign words, include them in a Glossary at the end of your story, with all the foreign words listed in alphabetical order. All these words must be italicized in the body of your story.
End your submission with a one-paragraph summary of your short story.
»All contributions accepted for the contest will receive an acknowledgement via email. All stories accepted for the contest will be published on New Asian Writing’s website. All rights revert back to the author on publication.
»Use only Times New Roman point 12 for the body of the text, glossary, and bio. Make sure the text is single-spaced and flushed left.
»Do not introduce any headers, footers, section divisions, etc., apart from page number (bottom page, center).
»Use bold for the main title and the author’s name only.
»Indent all paragraphs of your text with one TAB. Do not leave one-line spaces between paragraphs.
»If you want to delineate a pause in the course of your narrative, use ***.
»Use “double quotation marks” for all quotations, use ‘single quotation marks’ only for “quotations ‘within’ quotations.” Make sure that all commas and periods are within quotation marks (,” or .” and not: ”, or ”.). Do not make two or more spaces between words or after a full-stop instead of one.
»Submissions may solely be sent via e-mail to: email@example.com
All inquiries may be directed to; firstname.lastname@example.org
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST.