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Poetry for the Soul - Background

Readomania has recently released 'Lost and Found in Banaras' by Mona Verma. The book is a soulful journey of a child widow and people around her and is set in the spiritual city of Banaras.

The book will be launched this Sunday, 9 September, 6:30 pm in Seminar Hall 2, India International Centre.

To celebrate the launch, we are announcing a poetry contest - Poetry for the Soul.


the best three will get a book hamper and will be reading their poems during the launch of 

 

What needs to be done

  1. Write a poem on the city of Banaras - it could be anything based on the city
  2. Submissions must be done through Readomania website. No other form of submission will be considered valid. You will have to register on Readomania and create your author profile.
    1. Go to home page and click on Register
    2. After registering, verify your email ID through the link that will be sent to your email ID
    3. Once verification is complete, go to the contest page and click on Participate Now!
    4. An online submission form will open, fill in the details and submit.
    5. After submission, the Readomania team will review the content and publish it on the website. You will get a mail with the link. All participating stories will be published on Readomania.com unless it does not adhere to the content guidelines 
  3. Your author profile on Readomania should be complete for judges to be able to see it
  4. Last Date: 8-September-2018

 

What is in it for you?

  1. A book hamper for the best poem
  2. Three best poems will be read out by the poets during the launch

 

Things to Know

  1. Evaluation will be based on the following parameters
    1. The uniqueness of the idea
    2. Language
    3. Adherence to rules
  2. This challenge is open to all. There is no age limit.
  3. The language of submission is English. 
  4. Each person can send a maximum of three entries.

All the best :-)

For any queries, please drop in an email to contact@readomania.com

You can also leave your query as a comment on this page

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Background

Trains formed an integral part of many childhood memories. And we think it is a good time to celebrate memories, so lets celebrate them through #Stories. And what better occasion than around the launch of a wonderful book on Trains and Memories, The Boy Who Loved Trains by Deepak Sapra, so here we go, a reason to write short stories.

 

What needs to be done

  1. Write a SHORT STORY around 'The Boy Who Loved Trains'
  2. The story should
    1. Be based in a train or be about a train journey or related to trains
    2. The protagonist must be 'The Boy Who Loved Trains'
  3. Word Limit – 2000 words
  4. Submissions must be done through Readomania website. No other form of submission will be considered valid. You will have to register on Readomania and create your author profile.
    1. Go to home page and click on Register
    2. After registering, verify your email ID through the link that will be sent to your email ID
    3. Once verification is complete, go to the contest page and click on Participate Now!
    4. An online submission form will open, fill in the details and submit.
    5. After submission, the Readomania team will review the content and publish it on the website. You will get a mail with the link. All participating stories will be published on Readomania.com unless it does not adhere to the content guidelines 
  5. Your author profile on Readomania should be complete for judges to be able to see it
  6. Last Date: 15-August-2018

 

What is in it for you?

  1. A book hamper for the best short story and an epublishing contract
  2. All stories will be featured on readomania.com

 

Things to Know

  1. Evaulation will be based on following parameters
    1. Uniqueness of the idea
    2. Langauge
    3. Adherence to rules
  2. This challenge is open to all. There is no age limit.
  3. The language of submission is English. 
  4. Each person can send a maximum of three entries.

 

All the best :-)

For any queries, please drop in an email to contact@readomania.com

 

You can also leave your query as a comment on this page

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A once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a mobile phone worth Rs. 8999/- absolutely free!

1. Click a #bookselfie with Anurag Anand’s To Hell and Back and post it on one or more social media platforms with the an interesting tagline 

2. Add the following hashtags, #Readomania #ToHellandBack #Kult

3. Tag Readomania and Kult Mobile Social Media Accounts. This is very important. Entries will not be considered valid if not tagged.

facebook.com/iamreadomania

twitter.com/iamreadomania

facebook.com/KultSmartphones

twitter.com/Kult_India

4. Last Date is 30 - June

5. Winners will be announced by 10-July

Buy the book from a bookstore near you or from Amazon 

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Introduction

Sailing Leaf  in association with Readomania announces its first WRITING CAULDRON!
An opportunity to learn and win scholarships!

We understand a contest drives young minds to excel but our purpose is not to encourage children to excel but to facilitate them to express. Hence we invite all children to participate in this writing cauldron as each one of us has views/ideas/thoughts/feelings waiting to be expressed!

 

What to do?

We are offering you two quotes. Pick any one and express how it is related to your life. The thoughts can be expressed in the form of an essay, a short story, a poem or even as a rambling.

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.

-R.J.Palacio, Wonder

Or

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

 

What do you get?

The biggest reward is the process itself which will help children to connect with themselves. However, we are giving away some gifts as well.

  1. All participants get a gift for their write up.
  2. The most expressive write up earns a full scholarship to Aurora Young Writers’ retreat to be held at Zorba, the Buddha on 20th and 21st January.
  3. Special scholarships for next five promising entries.
  4. Selected entries will be published online on Readomania, one of leading publishing house in our country.
  5. Noted author Siddhartha Gigoo will go through all contributions and give feedback to scholarship holders.Siddhartha is an author of many acclaimed books like ‘A Fistful of Earth and other stories’, ‘The Garden of Solitude and ‘A long Dream of Home’, besides being the Asia winner of the Commonwealth short story prize in 2015.
     

What are the rules and points to note?

  1. Seek no help. Delve into your mind and write with honesty.
  2. It will be good to take care of grammar, punctuation, spellings but we are going to overlook them if the thoughts are written with honesty. So focus on the idea.
  3. Word limit-Keep it within 1000 words
  4. Age-11-14 years
  5. Last date of submission-10th January. 
  6. Results to be announced- 17th January
  7. One child can submit only one write up. Email your write up at manmeetnarang77@gmail.com along with your name, class, school’s name, and contact details of the parent.

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Background

RAIN - A Survivor's Tale is a piece of literary fiction, written by Sriram Subramanian and published by Readomania. The book was released last year and has received wonderful reviews since then. Some of the reviews can be seen on the Amazon page of the book.

The Blurb: Architect Jai Dubey trusts in reason - not for him the faith and prayer so firmly ingrained in his fellow countrymen. When fortune deserts Jai and his carefully ordered life spins inexorably out of control, Jai stands on the brink of ruin. Only a delayed monsoon can save Jai’s biggest project from disaster, but there are millions across the land praying for the exact opposite. 
Reason seems to have its limits - the weather defies all prediction, let alone control. Will Jai relinquish the beliefs of a lifetime? Will he reconcile with the awful ambiguity about his past? Will he be able to save his crumbling marriage?

About the Author: Sriram Subramanian is an Engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. After a decade working in management consulting and corporate organisations, Sriram founded Mind Matters in 2006, which is today one of India’s leading corporate training firms.  Sriram is married to Shilpa Gupta, his classmate from IIT Roorkee, also an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, ex-investment banker and the author of two novels: ‘Ananya: A Bittersweet Journey’ and ‘Double or Quits’. Their sons, Aditya and Ritwik were National and State Ranked tennis players respectively. Sriram lives in Pune.

 

What needs to be done

  1. Read the book and write your own original critique on it.
  2. Review should be a detailed, literary review and critique the following points –
    1. Style of writing and story telling
    2. Language, and Editing
    3. Plot, Narration, and Characterisation
  3. Word Limit – 600 to 1000 words (excluding blurb, which need not be part of the critique review).
  4. Publish the review on one or more social media platforms like the following (but not limiting to),
    1. Personal blog or website
    2. Partner blog or website
    3. Facebook
    4. Goodreads
  5. Once published, the link to the review should be mailed to contact@readomania.com along with the following details
    1. Full name
    2. College
    3. Course
    4. Mobile number
    5. Communication address

 

What is in it for you?

  1. One winner will get a cash prize of INR 5000.
  2. Two runners-up get a Readomania gift hamper which includes a Jute bag, two books and a book mark.

 

Rules for the contest

  1. The contest is open only to students in their under-graduation, post-graduation or doing PhD. 
  2. The review should be in English.
  3. Only one review per student will be considered.
  4. Review must be original and free of any copied material.
  5. No review copy of the book will be provided. Participant has to buy the book. However a heavily discounted copy is made available at the link given below (Rs. 130)
    1. http://books.readomania.com/book_detail.php?id=20
  6. Last day of submission is 30th September.
  7. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
  8. For queries, mail contact@readomania.com.

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