Kriti Festival of Arts…

Kriti Festival of Arts and Literature Call for Submissions

September 25  28, 2014
University of Illinois at Chicago

DesiLit is pleased to welcome submissions to its upcoming festival of arts and literature, to be held in Chicago, Sepember 25  28, 2014.

Submissions are welcome in the following areas:

- literature (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama)
- film
- music
- dance
- visual arts

If your work is selected, you'll be invited to serve on panels and/or give a reading/screen a film/give a performance/etc. Panelists will receive free festival registration, and if there are funds remaining after expenses, a share of the proceeds towards reimbursing their travel expenses. We'll also do our best to match you with local volunteer hosts if desired.

To have your work considered please send an electronic sample to with the subject line: KRITI SUB [title of work / your name], following these guidelines:

- a brief bio, PLUS one of the following
- literature sample (up to 20 pages)
- film sample (up to 20 minutes; if you want to send a longer film, be aware that we may only view the first 20 minutes)
- music sample (up to 20 minutes)
- dance sample (up to 20 minutes)
- image sample (up to 5 images)

For large sound/graphic files, we STRONGLY prefer that you host the work on your own site and send us a pointer to the URL, or submit via Google Drive or Dropbox. If you wish to submit in multiple genres, please submit each sample separately.

For a sample of our 2005, 2007, and 2009 panelists, please visit our website: If you have any questions, please contact

DEADLINE: June 15, 2014

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to write to me. Thanks! - Mary Anne Mohanraj

NOTE: Kriti is co-sponsored by the English Department, the Asian Studies Program, and the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and will be held on campus, at 750 S. Halsted, Chicago.

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