Dutt Memorial Award For Literary Excellence 2017
“Since when," he asked,
"Are the first line and last line of any
Where the poem begins and ends?”
― Seamus Heaney
“Sometimes what you think is an
end is only a beginning.”
― Agatha Christie, Death
Comes as the End
theme for the 2017 DK Dutt Award for Literary Excellence is Endings and
Beginnings, however you wish to interpret the words. The contest will be
open for submissions on August 1 and end on Nov 1, 2017.
submit your best, edited work; we are looking forward to reading the new
writers are invited to submit fiction and non-fiction of a maximum of 3000
words for this contest.
contest will open on August 1, 2017, and close on November 1, 2017.
Please submit a single
document of one previously unpublished prose
submission of 1000-3000 words. Only one submission per person.
can be fiction or non-fiction (a short story, a brief memoir, an
essay). In English only.
a cover page with title of work, whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and
word count of the submission
theme for the 2017 DK Dutt Award is ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS, however you'd
like to interpret it. All
works MUST incorporate this in some way.
can be already published or emerging. Previous writing credits are not
a biography of NO MORE THAN 250 words on the cover page. Include previous
publications, if any.
submission should be formatted in Times New Roman, Font size 12, with at
least 1 inch margins on each side. Please paginate your document.
be 18 years or older.
be Malaysian Citizens OR Permanent Residents OR currently resident in Malaysia.
A copy of
any Government issued identity document confirming Malaysian Citizenship,
Malaysian Permanent Residence, or current residence in Malaysia (must have been
resident in Malaysia for at least one calendar year) may be required of the
Three cash awards will be given
to recognize outstanding works written in English. The first prize will consist
of Ringgit 1000 in cash. Two other prizes of Ringgit 500 each will be awarded
for Honorable Mentions. The winners may be featured in the next anthology (the
first one titled Champion Fellas is available
in all bookstores) to published by WordWorks. Copyright will remain with the