How does this work?
Every day, all writers who register for the challenge will be given a form to fill out and send in a poem they have written for that day. There are no limitations on the poem's theme. On different days, you can write in different themes.
You will be provided with extra time in case you're not able to write on any day.
Here's what you'll get after you've completed the challenge:
Certificate Of Participation
We will send a Certificate to each participating writer, which will be signed by one of our published authors.
The 21st Century Emily Dickinson Award
Every participating writer who completes the challenge will be awarded with the our limited edition trophy of tributary The 21st Century Emily Dickinson Award, that honours your accomplishment. Once you've completed the challenge, the trophy will be shipped to you. This one will definitely stand out among your achievements!
We are having only 50 slots for this challenge, which means there will be a total of 50 writers participating. Out of those, we will publish the top 30 selected writers in both ebook as well as paperback. The top 30 writers will be selected by our jury of experts who will read each and every poem and then come to a decision. The jury will be led by Muskaan Jain - Editorial head at BookLeaf Publishing and Columnist.
The following are the details of the book publishing kit that will be presented to the challenge participants:
ISBN number & barcode allocation
We will create the Book’s interior layouts & design
You will be given access to our cover library where you can choose your cover from 100+ designs.
Book will be published as paperback and eBook.
The book will be sold & distributed via Amazon and BookLeaf Publishing Bookstore.
The author will receive one complimentary copy as well.
On an annual basis, a royalty equal to 100% of the profit on sale would be paid.
The author retains complete ownership of the book's copyrights and content.
Once the challenge is completed, a publishing deal will be shared.
When your book is out, we'll send you promotional material to help you promote it. We'll also share our book marketing guide to help you sell more copies.
Please note the following important points:
This challenge is NOT for those who wait for the perfect moment to start writing. This challenge is for those who take a moment and make it perfect.
The charges for participation are Rs. 1,599.
The last date to register is 18 March, 2022.
The challenge will start from 19 March and will continue till 8 April 2022.
All your queries have been answered in the FAQs below, but if you have any more queries, please raise a ticket here with subject "Writeathon India" (subject line is important).
Kindly note that the Rs. 1,599 is a one-time fee for both participation and publishing and there will be NO other cost involved.
Everyone who participates and completes the challenge will be awarded with the trophy.
Editor & Columnist
We believe that books are meant to be shared, and for sometime we chose to do it in our funky style.
We will drop a copy of your book in India's largest metro network - Delhi Metro, for a stranger to pick up, read, and return, so that another stranger picks it up, and so on... Not only will this increase your readers, but it will also make a complete stranger from a different corner of the country connect with your words and realise that there is someone who feels exactly like they do. Isn't it amazing? Someone living hundreds of miles away will find comfort and warmth because of you and your words.
Sharing some of the most recent images of the books we dropped on Delhi Metro for strangers to read:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q 1. Is this a one-time fee or do I have to pay anything later?
As we have mentioned on our website, this is a one-time fee for both participation and publishing and you do not have to pay any other amount whatsoever.
Q 2. Can I submit the poems I have already written?
Yes, if you are not able to write new poems each day, you can submit the poems you've already written.
Q 3. How will I submit my writings?
You will be provided with a form, in which you will have to submit your writings daily. Once you register, you will receive an email with more information on submitting your writings.
Q 4. How much time will it take to publish my book?
It usually takes less than a month for your book to be published and live for purchase after the challenge is over.
Q 5. I have paid for my registration. What to do now?
Thank you for completing your registration! Kindly check your email inbox for the confirmation email and further information. If you can't find the email in your primary inbox, kindly check your junk/spam folder.
Q 6. Which language can I write in?
We are accepting English, French and Hindi currently. You can write in any of the three.
Q 7. Who will decide the title of my book?
You, the author, will decide the title of the book.
Q 8. Can I provide my own cover?
Yes, if you wish, you can provide your own cover as well.
Q 9. Can I make changes in the poems and the book later?
You will have the access to your book's content for the 21 days of the challenge so you'll have plenty of time to make sure everything is up to the mark. Once you submit your work after 21 days, you will not be able to change it further.
Q 10. Will the poems be printed in the book in the order that they are submitted?
Yes, the poems will be printed in the book in the order that you arrange them.
Q 11. How much extra time will I be given if I don't complete the challenge on time?
You will be provided with 7 more days to complete the challenge if you are not able to submit all your poems in 21 days. Losing the challenge does not make you eligible for the refund of registration fee.
Q 12. I understood what I'd be getting from this challenge, but what will YOU get from publishing at such a low cost that feels too good to be true? Why are you doing it?
We would want to say that we are doing it only for art, but nah... let's be honest - there are two benefits for us in this: First, we have our in-house printing press where we'll print your copies, which means, the more copies you sell, the more revenue our printing press will make from the book sales - you keep your 100% royalty, we keep our printing cost. Secondly, we know that when we publish your book in a way you want, or when you receive a stunning trophy, you won't keep it to yourself, you'll share it with your friends, family, social media and other networks - and that means free promotion of our company through word-of-mouth! Who wouldn't want that?
Q 14. How can I be sure that I can trust you with my work and money? And how do I know what your previous authors have to say about you?
In today's work of information, knowing about a company's credibility is the easiest since everything is just a Google search away, and so are we. Being a Govt. of India recognised publishing company, registered under The Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), we have featured in 30+ leading business news portals of the world including MarketWatch, Daily Journal and WBOC News. We flaunt our collection of 1200+ (and counting) published books and satisfied authors. You can find our Google reviews below: