Congratulations to Vimi Bajaj who has won the Literary category in this year’s Book Pipeline: Unpublished writing competition.
The Book Pipeline: Unpublished competition is for unpublished manuscripts in six fiction and non-fiction categories: Literary, Mystery / Thriller, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade and Non-fiction. As well as $2,500, each category winner receives “immediate circulation to publishers, agents, editors, and other execs. and consideration from producers seeking projects for film and TV adaptation.”
Vimi’s winning manuscript, Vermilion, “is a work of international literary fiction and takes place in modern day India, at a time when violence against women has reached critical mass. Ranging from the newsrooms of the New India to the ‘whiskey parties’ of the Delhi elite and the tea-stall conversations of the urban poor, Vermilion is an exploration of an India where even the poor have cell phones and internet access, where village rituals coincide with cable TV, and there is finally space for the truth to emerge, if only a few courageous individuals can be heard.”
Many congratulations to Vimi – it’s great to see her superb writing receive more recognition and more readers.
Vimi’s short story, Gauri and the Nightwatchman, was shortlisted for the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize and is published in our Volume 9 anthology by Tangent Books. https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-9
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