AKKA Short Story Competition - Write and Win Prizes!

Mr. Satya from the literary committee of the 6th World AKKA Conference writes:

6th AKKA World Kannada Conference 2010 - Short Story Competition

Invitation to Young Writers

This is to call attention to a Short Story Competition in Kannada that is organized in connection with the 6th World AKKA Conference to be held in New Jersey, USA on September 3, 4 and 5, 2010.  The object of the competition is to encourage creative talent among young Kannada writers of age between 20 and 30. The stories will be judged by a panel of distinguished judges and the best three stories as adjudged by the panel will be awarded handsome prizes. The top 15 stories, including the above three, will be printed in an attractive book that will be given to all the registrants attending the AKKA conference. We sincerely hope that the young Kannada writers will respond positively to our invitation and participate in this competition in large numbers. We welcome the young writers on whose shoulders rests the responsibility of making the glorious heritage of Kannada literature even more resplendent and of exploring new paths and directions. Information and guidelines for prospective authors are given below.

Information and Guidelines for Authors

The competition is open to all young Kannada writers, of age between 20 and 30, living in India or outside.

The story you submit must be in Kannada. 

It should be your original creation and should not have been published before.

Translations from other languages will not be accepted.

Only one entry per contestant will be accepted.

The stories should be no more than 3000 words long. (In font size 14 this will come to about 10 pages of 8 ½ x 11 inches size.) Stories exceeding the specified length will not be  accepted.

All entries should be sent by electronic means only. Hand-written or typed manuscripts will not be accepted. You may use Nudi or Baraha software.

Last date for submission is April 15, 2010. Late entries will not be entertained. 

Submissions should be sent (electronically) to wkc2010.literary@gmail.com

Along with your story, please submit proof of age. This may be a scanned copy of your Birth Certificate (if it bears your name), Secondary School Leaving Certificate or any equivalent document.

While the copyright to the stories will belong to the authors, AKKA reserves the right to future publication of the stories selected for publication in the present volume.

The decision of the judges shall be final.

If you have any further questions, please contact:
  1. Satya 1-732 763 2363 ( US )
  2. J.A.Sitaram  +91-944-803-8181 (India)


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