India: Submissions invited for The Hindu Prize 2017

Call for entries

Inviting submissions from publishers for The Hindu Prize 2017, instituted to recognise the best in Indian literary fiction in English every year.

How to Enter

Publishers can submit Indian fiction in English published between July 2016 and June 2017.

Only works of literary merit will be considered.

Publishers can send eight (8) of their best titles for the award.

Publishers with more than one imprint can submit eight (8) books from each imprint.

Publishers should send a list of their published titles (fiction) to enable the judges call in for books that have not been entered.

Publishers must send eight (8) copies of each book.
Only hard copies will be accepted.

Electronic copies will not be accepted.

All entries must reach The Hindu on or before May 31, 2017.

All entries must be marked to The Hindu Prize 2017 and sent to Shalini Arun, Associate Editor, The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings, 859-860, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002.

Eligibility Criteria

The author must be an Indian citizen, an NRI holding a valid Indian passport or a domiciled resident of India. It is the publisher’s responsibility to verify this before submitting the book for consideration.

Authors who hold the Overseas Citizen of India card are NOT eligible.

Only original works in English will be eligible.

Works in Indian languages or translations are not eligible.

Entries must be in prose and can be full-length novels or a collection of short stories by a single author.

Self-published or electronically published books will not be accepted.

Children’s fiction or Young Adult fiction will not be eligible.

Books of authors who are on the panel of judges will not be considered.

Books submitted for The Hindu Prize 2016 will not be considered.

Employees of The Hindu and their family are not eligible to participate.

For more details, contact R. Krithika @ 0422-2212572 extn 314/334 or email

Source: The Hindu