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About

Third Lane is a bilingual literary initiative started by a bunch of armchair enthusiasts, who decided one fine morning, that it was time to get some skin in the game. Greatness has often been known to have humble beginnings – a scribbled lyric lodged at the back of a notebook, a doodle peeping from the corner of a page, an idea tossed out carelessly over a cup of coffee. Third Lane, too, began as a wistful conversation between a group of friends with too much time on their hands and a shared love for all things creative. Somewhere down the line, we took deep breaths, ignored well-meaning warnings, picked the brains of encouraging and vastly more talented peers to lend shape to this idle whim. Greatness, however, has proved somewhat elusive so far – but we have been told that one must wait for it. Neil Gaiman had once said in a gem of a speech, “When life gets hard, as it inevitably will, make good art. Whatever happens, just make good art.” And when we look around, we find that storytellers everywhere have blurred boundaries, broken forms, stepped out from shadowy fringes and creeped out of stubborn boxes to do just that – make good art. The internet today is a powerhouse of independent content, literary innovation and experimental art forms. We, at Third Lane, wanted to celebrate this beautiful mess of creativity around us, and at the same time provide a homeground for all the voices out there – relentlessly trying to find new ways to pin down the story in their heads. We are squeaky new, and have nothing to fall back on but your support. We have a home here for all kinds of literary and art work – the kind we delight in not being able to understand, the kind we need thick black frames and dictionaries for, the ones that make us laugh, the ones that make us uncomfortable, and even the misfits that have not yet decided what art form to be, in this confusing world of labels. We welcome it all. So pick up that pen. Get those brushes out. Dust off the old lenses.

Country of Publication & Year Established

India Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,500 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionNo specific word count limits known.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Minimum of 3 pieces.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Digital art, Mixed media, Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No OK Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2022
Last Checked: 21 Jun 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 16 Jun 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 22 Jun 2021

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