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New writing competition: Exiled Voices

1376452_570556816345148_2011158714_nNew writing competition for aspiring or established writers and poets living in or from Tibetan communities.

Poems (no more than 500 words) and/or short stories (fiction or non -fiction no more than 1500 words) welcome.

THEME The aim is to provide a creative and constructive platform for voices to be expressed and heard that challenge prevailing cultural and religious hegemony. Writing from women, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, widows, single parents, ex monastics, ethnic, political or religious minorities etc. and your experiences in the Tibetan community are especially encouraged.

ELIGIBILITY Entries can be in Tibetan or English and from people of ANY NATIONALITY who have significant experience living in a Tibetan community. Tibetan, Indian or Nepali writers are particularly encouraged to enter. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate this with your entry. Confidentiality and anonymity will be respected if requested.

PRIZES First Prize 3000 INR Second Prize 2000 INR Third Prize 1000 INR

There will be an international website/ebook in which the chosen writings will be published and an event held in Mcleod Ganj Dharamsala to announce the winners and launch the publication.

Winning entries will be compiled and published in a book that will be distributed around Tibetan exile settlements and schools.  All published entries will get a free copy of the book.

ENTRY Send entries (no more than two entries per person) to: Exiledvoiceswriting14@gmail.com

REMEMBER TO INCLUDE NAME, PLACE OF BIRTH, PLACE OF ABODE, GENDER, CONTACT PHONE NUMBER. If you wish to remain anonymous email and/or phone number are acceptable.

Closing date: February 28th 2014

Announcement/Event: April 2014

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