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Minds in Quarantine

“It amuses me to think that after all this is over, the world won’t ever be the same. Travelling, catching a flight, eating out, going for movies, meeting people, nothing would mean what it used to. With time, normalcy would ensure but the fear will linger on for perhaps years to come. This will definitely mark the beginning of a new epoch in the history of mankind and we, collectively shall bear testimony to that. We are the ones who literally saw the world stop.”

-Srishti Jaitwani

Idea behind anthology

The idea behind this anthology is to offer some solace to the people affected by this tragedy throughout the world. All of us together, as people, can get through this and come out stronger as a community.

Theme : Quarantine 2020

We are living an unprecedented reality which is all set to go down in history as one of the most crucial periods for mankind’s future survival and well being.

Let us know how this quarantine had an impact on your life. Talk to us about your fear, anxiety, coping mechanisms and your entire take on this pandemic and the ensuing lockdown.

Genre: Open

Language : English, Hindi and Punjabi

Deadline for submission: April 25th 2020

Compiler: CrossWrite

Submission process

The writers can send in their submissions to us at editorial@crosswrite.co by April 25th 2020.

We shall get back to the shortlisted submissions to set the future course of action in motion by April 30th 2020.

Inclusions for shortlisted authors

  • A hard copy of the published anthology
  • A hard copy of the certificate about the same
  • E-marketing and promotion of the anthology and the authors
  • Minimum 2 pages and maximum 5 pages
  • One page for each author’s bio and photograph
  • Ebook of the anthology
  • Listing the anthology on national and international book retailers and book stores.
  • Press releases of the authors and anthology
  • ISBN assignment
  • Branding resources for the anthology

FAQ

I don't know what to write?

The “Minds in Quarantine” anthology is being compiled to talk about the collective impact of this quarantine and lockdown due to Covid 19 on our day to day lives. The writers are encouraged to talk about this quarantine’s psychological, emotional, spiritual or even physical impact. Write ups in every genre are welcome.

What is an anthology?

An anthology is a compilation of write ups from various authors in one book. The story/poem/prose/anecdote sent by you shall be published under your name as a part of a series of write ups from various writers.

Can I only send write ups related to quarantine?

The writers are encouraged to talk about a change in their perspective due to this Quarantine. If the writer wishes to digress from the subject, he/she can send in their submissions to us as a part of a separate anthology undertaken by CrossWrite.

How much would it cost ?

The submissions are free of charge

What will I be getting?
All the shortlisted authors as declared by us on April 30th, 2020 will be getting the following:
  • A hard copy of the published anthology
  • A hard copy of the certificate about the same
  • E-marketing and promotion of the anthology and the authors
  • Minimum 4 pages and maximum 5 pages
  • One page for each author’s bio and photograph
  • Ebook of the anthology
  • Listing the anthology on national and international book retailers and book stores.
  • Press releases of the authors and anthology
  • ISBN assignment
  • Branding resources for the anthology
Is there a selection process?

While we respect and appreciate each submission but the feasibility of publishing each and every one would be an uphill task.

After undergoing a preliminary screening, the submissions that won’t make it to the anthology would be featured in a reprised manner on our blog.

I have questions that aren't answered here.
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