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Ukiyoto Publishing (Online)

3 Titles 3 Plots

Create wonders with your imaginations revolving around the given plot!

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3 Titles 3 Plots
3 Titles 3 Plots

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May 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ukiyoto Publishing (Online)

About the Event

Bring out your most imaginary and creative skills to frame a story with the given plot.  

We provide you the plot while you spin the wonders... 

The Plots

a. Wake Up Desmond: Desmond is a twelve year old blind child staying in downtown California. He is born with a defect in both his eyes which has made him blind by birth. He undergoes a treatment at the age of ten which enables him to 'see the world'. But was this the same world that he had been expecting and dreaming to see his entire life?

Scene Starting Location: California 

b. Izwi le Africa - Are the sunbeams dancing?: Subdued by poverty, political instability and crime and born out of a wedlock, Ahmale knew nothing other than working as a child labour in a nearby construction firm and securing daily meals for herself and her brother. Every morning Ahmale wakes up and recites her prayers and from the broken cracks of her roof, she sees the eagles flying high up in the air while the sun rays penetrate the cracks and kiss her face. She wonders what would it be to fly like an eagle and see the world from above? Is the Earth flat or is it a square? Do all people have the same life or is there really 'greener grass' on any other side?

Ahmale's hard work and eagerness to learn and grow during the course of her life gets her to a dignified position in a government corporation later in life. She understands the value of life and the difference between right and wrong. She fights for her country and fights for the rights of her society and shows the world that every one is born an eagle. It is only the way how one wishes to perceive his life and take it forward.

Scene Starting Location: South Africa | Izwi le Africa means Voice of Africa in Zulu

c. Ogo Bideshini - Welcome to my land: Born and brought up in London, Nandini returns to India to her grandparent's house in north Kolkata. While her father was a Bengali, her mother was a Brit and she had never been to India before. Her parents disconnected with her paternal grandparents at the time of her birth who longed to see their only grand daughter for years. A fatal accident in London causes the death of both her parents and as per legal norms Nandini, a fourteen year old needs to return to Kolkata to be brought under the custody of her grandparents. 

Life takes a new turn in Kolkata when she discovers the rich culture and the rituals in a traditional Bengali family, not to mention the food, and listen to her grand mother's stories every night. She discovers a new world altogether with a stark contrast to the one she previously experienced in her past fourteen years in London with her parents hardly sparing any time for her. As she grows up to study her masters in Kolkata, gets a job, falls in love and settles there, she finds that there is something unusual and striking which keeps her bound to the soil of her origin. 

Is it the love, warmth and the cosyness or is it the city itself, where every thing is coated with a bit of "extra sweetness"?

Scene Location: Starting from London with most of the story in Kolkata | Ogo Bideshini means O' Foreigner in Bengali

How to apply? 

a. Read the plots and check out which one you would be interested in appying for

b. Mark the story accordingly at the time of registration and answer the given question for further selection

Stages of title formation

a. Once, we have all the entires by 10th May, we will curate and send across the notifications to the selected authors for respective titles

b. Each title would have at max 2 to 3 authors. We will connect the authors so that they may come out with the story jointly. They may decide to write the story line altogether right from the start or have each one write his/her own part and then join up. This is solely upto the authors and can be decided at the time of starting the script.

c. A timeline of 30 to 45 days is expected to complete each title followed by 10 days of revision, modifications and final touches to bring out the finalised script ready for publication

d. We will take care of the Cover as we plan to include original artwork from artists or models who may provide their theme related photographs for the same. However, if you have references or volunteers on both the parts mentioned, you are most welcome to recommend.

What do Authors, Artists and Models get? 

a. All selected participants shall have their book published, distributed and promoted by us worldwide with an equal share of royalty to be paid to authors, artists and mentors

b. All titles would be published in paperback and ebook formats with hard case special availability from our press

c. All the three titles would be sent to film agents for their curation and consideration for making web series or films with producers/directors

d. Artists or models would have their due credits inside the titles

e. Audio clippage or promotional content such as a chapter/storyline reading and others shall be populated on Spotify for enhanced promotions

Terms and Conditions

  • Participants can be from anywhere across the world with a minimum age limit of 14 years but it is preferable that participants know the geography of the scene locations or study the locations properly so as to keep the facts, figures and maps absolutely correct
  • While the primary medium of the content would be English, it is preferable to have participants with some knowledge of the regional language for the 2nd and 3rd title, for example knowledge of any African language or Bengali since participants may use regional words and languages throughout the storylines for these two titles to connect more to the local dialect
  • While the names of the titles are as given, the Covers are not the ones provided in the advertisement banner and shall be created fresh with original artworks or models
  • There is no specific word limit for the entire content
  • The titles will be published on a rolling basis as and when they are completed

For any queries feel free to write to us at publishing@ukiyoto.com.

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