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NUJS Fiction Contest (Judge: Anjana Basu)

17 April 2010
NUJS Fiction Contest (Judge: Anjana Basu)
In order to participate, please send us your entry (in up to 3000 words, by midnight, 18th April 2010).

Choose one of the five famous fiction novels (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde/Robinson Crusoe/Five Point Someone/The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy/A Christmas Carol) and base your story around it, borrowing any identifiable character(s) or theme or concept or event (or even a combination of these), such that it is obvious which story you’ve borrowed from.

For example, if you choose ‘Five Point Someone’, you could borrow just the setting of a college or the characteristics of the protagonist(s), and write your own story. Or you could change just the ending of a famous plot so that the story becomes original. Or you could take ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and place him in a different era or location.

The judge for the Competition is Ms. Anjana Basu. Anjana Basu works as an advertising consultant in Calcutta. In 2003, Harper Collins India brought out her novel Curses In Ivory. In 2004, she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland where she worked on her second novel, Black Tongue, published by Roli in 2007. In February 2010. her children's novel Chinku and the Wolfboy was brought out by Roli.

You must mail two hard copies to:
The Magazine Committee,
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences
Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan
12, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City
Kolkata - 700098

and one soft copy to nujs.writersblock@gmail.com.

We shall consider only one entry per person. However, there is no cap on the number of entries per college. We look forward to receiving your stories!

(More information HERE.)
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