THE WRITING PROGRAMME

Season 8

A Six Month Intense Personalised Workshop

for Manuscript Development & Publication

 

If you have a story to tell,

We will help you sail..

 

Deadline for Application: 31 December 2022

Shortlisted participants will be informed on: 7 January 2023

Programme starts on: 15 January 2023

Workshop Duration: 6 months

Workshop Fees: INR 50,000 + GST

(USD 800 for applicants outside India)

SEATS ARE LIMITED. WE ARE UNABLE TO EXTEND DEADLINES.

 

 

I.         The Goal:

  • To turn your manuscript into a published book (ebook + paperback)
  • Finalizing a manuscript that publishers love
  • Creating a story that readers love
  • Having a book-marketing plan ready in advance

 

II.         Duration of the workshop: 6 months

Interaction with the mentors: once in 14days, for the first two months, online, over the weekend, for 1 hour. Email interactions in between. One meeting third month onwards, or as per the requirements of the manuscript.

 

III.         Flow of the Programme

a.  APPLY by 31 December 2022 (application formalities mentioned in section - V.)

b.  SELECTION by the mentors on the basis of the documents provided during application.

c.  SHORTLISTED AUTHORS will be informed via email by 7 January 2023.

d.  Shortlisted authors will PAY THE PARTICIPATION FEE by 10 January 2023.

e.  PROGRAMME WILL BEGIN on 15 January 2023 (programme details in section - VII).

f.   At the end of the 6 months, we will proceed towards PUBLICATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT

 

IV.         Who can apply?

  • Anyone with a manuscript written in English, between 30,000-50,000 words.
  • The manuscript can be fiction or non-fiction – any genre – with at least one strong female character.
  • First-time authors are welcome.
  • Manuscript/s rejected by other publishers CAN be submitted for the workshop.

 

V. Application Formalities & Programme Fees:

For Application: INR 500/- for participants in India. USD 7 for participants outside India

Submit the following with an email to tmysacademy@gmail.com:

  • the first two chapters of the manuscript
  • a synopsis no more than 500 words, written in English. If you don’t have the synopsis ready, you can send us a voice-note on what your manuscript will cover.
  • a marketing plan for your manuscript, which will be used once the book is published.
  • an updated bionote of not more than 100 words
  • payment receipt against the application fee

 

A successful application is subject to the payment of the application fee and submission of all the necessary documents stated above.

 

For Participation: INR 58,500/- (INR 49,500 + GST) for participants in India. USD 793  for participants outside India. This payment is to be made only if the applicant is shortlisted. This is a one-time payment for six months of workshop.

Mode of Payment

• For participants residing in India: 

Bank details:

Tell Me Your Story OPC Pvt. Ltd.
A/c no : 059685800000177, Yes Bank.  Branch - Shankardhan Plaza Junction,  MM Road, Mulund West, Mumbai 400080, IFS Code : YESB0000596.

OR

pay via Paypal - interest charges extra. (You don't need a Paypal account, this allows you to swipe a card.)

• For participants residing outside India and foreign nationals:

Email us at tmysacademy@gmail.com for the Paypal link.

The charges are non-refundable.

*** The Programme Fees are non-refundable.***

 

VI.         Workshop Participation (if the application is shortlisted):

a.  verbal and email discussions for participants to improvise the manuscript: Participants should be prepared for feedback, constructive suggestions, constant rewriting and revising of the manuscript.

b.  ADVICE AND EXERCISES to build the author’s profile on social media.

c.  The manuscripts will be considered for paperback and ebook publication ONLY on successful completion of the workshop. If mentorship sessions are missed, manuscript is not developed appropriately, the participants are unavailable to work on the manuscript, etc. – we will not be able to proceed towards publication.

d.   After successful completion of the workshop:

  • TMYS will take no share from the royalty of the author or from any other earning that comes to the author in lieu of the book.
  • The author will receive 10 author copies.
  • The author will be invited in various capacities, to participate in TMYS projects.
  • The author will be connected to relevant professionals who can add value to their book-goals.

e.  Optional for participants: If the author wants to participate in the workshop but does not want to publish the book with TMYS and submit elsewhere, TMYS wouldn’t have any objection.

 

 

MENTORS

 

Dr. Somrita Urni Ganguly

Website

Amazon link

Koral Dasgupta

Website

Amazon link

 

 

QUERIES

For queries, please email us at tmysacademy@gmail.com

Kindly excuse us if we do not respond to queries that are already addressed here. We expect the applicants to read the above thoroughly.

 

 

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About Previous WRITING PROGRAMMEs

Participants registered from India, UAE, USA and West Indies.

The books are available via Amazon now.

 

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