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  • Pranada Dasi’s “Wise-Love” Nominated for Prestigious Eric Hoffer Book Award

    One of the largest international awards for independent books published by small or academic presses, the Eric Hoffer Book Award is given in honor of the American philosopher Eric Hoffer, who reflected on the human condition.

  • Life, Death & What’s In-between

    "I am Yours now, so please, take me / where you will, teach me about / eternity and other things of / consequence..."

  • While Battling Chronic Illness, Devotee Wins Prestigious Literary Prize

    Awarded by the University Centre Grimsby, this annual competition receives thousands of entries from writers around the world. Janavi Held is one of 25 writers whose poems were chosen for worldwide publication in the annual Hammond House poetry anthology.

  • “Joy of Devotion” Article Writing and Photography Contests

    To mark the magnanimous occasion of Sri Krishna Janamashtami ISKCON Punjabi Bagh temple is organizing an article-writing and a photography contest. The purpose of these contests is to share the “Joy of Devotion” by writing about or visually capturing a personal or a communal experience related to the spiritual bliss generated by bhakti.

  • Devotee Author Aims Bhagavatam-Inspired Novel at Western Audience

    With his first novel, “The Yoga Zapper,” ISKCON devotee Hari Mohan Das (Mohan Ashtakala) has blended exciting fantasy storytelling with themes from the Srimad-Bhagavatam, including the prophesied appearance of Kalki Avatar at the end of Kali Yuga. He hopes to entertain and educate a diverse Western audience with this potent mix, published by mid-sized Canadian publisher Books We Love.

  • How I Came to Writing: Visakha Dasi

    Visakha Dasi has been a prolific author with her essays and books being widely appreciated by the Bhakti community and the Secular community as well. Her presentation of the timeless teachings of her Guru Srila Prabhupada in the Bhakti Tradition has been steady and deeply touching for many hearts. How did she start this service of writing? What keeps her inspired? What encouragement did she receive from Srila Prabhupada for this service? Watch this video to know more! For more such videos log onto

  • Autobiographical Writing in Vaishnavism

    Sharing our experiences in our search for bhakti and the practice of bhakti enables us to tap a hitherto untapped opportunity to share Krishna consciousness opened by post-modernism.

  • Jagannatha Ratha Yatra Writing Competition
    Ratha Yatra season arrives with the beginning of summer. It’s a time when ISKCON introduces Srila Prabhupada, prasada, the holy name, and especially Lord Jagannatha to thousands of people worldwide!
  • The W.R.I.T.E. Service: Five Reasons to Write in Devotional Service
    For me writing is first and foremost a way of worshiping Krishna. The Bhagavad-gita broadens our understanding of worship, thereby making it possible for us to worship Krishna through a broad spectrum of activities.
  • New BBT Project—Call For Authors