The Hindu Literary Review completes two decades of promoting good literature – both in English and in the Indian languages. As part of this commitment, and to recognise and reward outstanding literary talent in Indian Writing in English and works in translation, The Hindu Literary Review has instituted The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction.

HOW TO ENTER

Publishers can submit books published between July 2010 and June 2011.

Publishers with more than one imprint can submit books from each imprint.

Publishers must send eight copies of each book. Only hard copies will be allowed.

Electronic copies will not be accepted.

All entries must reach The Hindu on or before June 25, 2011.

All entries should be addressed to

The Hindu Literary Prize, Literary Review Desk

The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings,

859-860, Anna Salai

Chennai 600 002.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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

Works in English and translations from Indian languages are eligible. Works in Indian languages are not eligible.

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

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

Children’s fiction or teenage fiction will not be eligible.

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

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

We would like to clarify that if a work by an author who is no more is submitted in the category of translations, we would like the publishers to make available legal records of who the copyright holder and beneficiary to any income from the author's book might be.

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