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Word Masala Champion of the Diaspora Poetry Award is only conferred on the quality publishers and magazines who support South-
About the Awards
Word Masala has set up a review group. We want to build up this group. Practical position in the publishing world is that if you are not prepared to review books by other poets and authors, it will be wrong to expect others to review your books. It takes time and effort. If everyone thinks it is a waste of time, then we will have a continued problem. If you are not pro-
And once again, may I request readers to go out of their way to encourage our Diasporic poets by acquiring their books from the links provided? Not only Daljit Nagra's book here, but the books recently published by the poets featured earlier, Debjani Chatterjee, Shanta Acharya, Usha Akella, and Reginald Massey.
We are in the process of setting up this opportunity. The e-
More details will be revealed when we have enough number of books on the list. We will organize pod-
We will work on organizing to present our award winning poets at the House of Lords as important and influential poets of the Diaspora. Lord Parekh and Lord Dholakia as patrons are very keen to see our Diaspora writers and poets making a success in the tough market for their literature in the host community.
Our supporting organization in the matter are, Vatayana, a Poetry-
A Presentation at the House of Lords
How it works?
Poets, publishers and magazines are primarily nominated by our present winners, the editor, the guest editors, and patrons of Word Masala. This then leads to further consultation in the background with feedback received from a wider group. Reading their work becomes an important part of this process. The decision of the Director of Word Masala Non-
The awards are not automatic as we have a responsibility to acknowledge and celebrate the extra-
Once a year a Word Masala Poet-
Word Masala Publkishers’ Award
Faber and Faber
Nine Arches Press
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