Why hello, you soon-to-be* famous fiction writer. What have you got there? A laugh riot of no more than 2,500 words? What’s that? You also live in India and are above 18? This is destiny. Please register with us, upload your double-spaced Word document of brilliance and await results, which will be announced in the August issue.

If you haven’t written a word yet and have a growing phobia of blank Word documents, don’t worry. Our deadline of June 30 gives you ample time to take on that dastardly piece of software.

*Pending talent, good grammar, luck, what kind of hair day our judges are having and any number of those unknowable reasons that lead to things happening.

**ELLE is not responsible for returning material.

Thank you for taking part. The submissions for ELLE Fiction Awards 2014 are now closed.