Thursday, July 31, 2014

Vani Foundation Fellowship for Writers and Illustrators at Jumpstart 2014

Via an email sent by GBO New Delhi

The Vani Foundation will award Fellowships each of Rs. 20,000 to two writers and two illustrators of children’s books at Jumpstart 2014. The winners also get to attend a Jumpstart 2014 Masterclass.

Fellowship Mentors:
Gulzar Sahib - poet, filmmaker and Academy award winning lyricist
Paro Anand - renowned children’s author

Application guidelines:
Submissions are invited from writers in Hindi, English and other Indian languages.
One of the two awards for writers will be allocated to a Hindi language writer.

  • Please submit previously unpublished work
  • Please label your work under one of the following themes
    • Fantasy, ghost and monster stories
    • Reality Fiction
    • Graphic novels and Comic books (5 – 6 layouts)
  • Please categorize your content based on the age group
    • 4 years – 8 years
    • 9 years – 12 years (Tweens)
    • 13 years – 16 years (Young Adults)
  • Short stories submitted will have to be the complete unpublished work.
  • The word limit for longer works of fiction/ non-fiction is 2000 words. Please include a synopsis.
  • Please email your submissions to
The deadline for submissions is 06:00 am, Monday, Aug 18, 2014.

For any queries, write to

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