Guidelines for Submission

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We encourage you to read our policies for copyrights and citations.

Please follow the guidelines for submission of your work in the following categories

Poetry

Each issue will publish a maximum of 5 poems. We invite submissions of all kinds of poems. We advise the poets to keep it at most within a span of two pages. Any poem larger than that will not be taken in for submission at the moment. A poem should have a title, poet’s name and a short bio. If the author has certain mentions, dedications or design specifications of gaps to be kept between stanzas or verses, she or he is advised to put those details in a separate document and attach with the main submission. Only original poems will be published. Any editorial suggestion, if needed, should be incorporated and resubmitted in the same manner.

Fiction and Literary essays

Fiction – Submissions of only Short-Fiction are open for the moment, with a word limit of 3000 words. Any submission exceeding the word limit will be either rejected or a request will be sent to the author to edit the same for its length. The submission should be done as an attachment with the main email in the following formats – .docx (MS Word Documents), .odt (Open Document Text Files), .txt (Plain Text Files), .rtf (Rich Text Format Documents). The submitted piece should have an author’s name and a short bio. Any illustration (if at all there’s any) accompanying with the Fiction should be attached separately as either a .jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group) or .png (Portable Network Graphics) image file.

Literary Essays – Submissions of essays on any topic are open, with a word limit of 1000 words. Any submission exceeding the word limit will be either rejected or a request will be sent to the author to edit the same for its length. The submission should be done as an attachment with the main email in the following formats – .docx (MS Word Documents), .odt (Open Document Text Files), .txt (Plain Text Files), .rtf (Rich Text Format Documents). The submitted piece should have an author’s name and a short bio. Any illustration (if at all there’s any) accompanying with the Fiction should be attached separately as either a .jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group) or .png (Portable Network Graphics) image file. We expect the author to use proper citations or references to facts mentioned in the essay wherever applicable.

Photography and photo-stories

All the Photographs should be submitted in the .jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.

Photographs – At most 3 submissions from one photographer will be accepted. The photograph should be an original piece of work. The photographer can use a copyright watermark on the right hand bottom corner of the photograph. The maximum size and resolution of each photograph should not exceed 500 KB and 300 dpi. Each photo should have a caption, photographer’s name and a short bio. It is strongly encouraged to provide the compositional details (context, aperture and shutter speed, ISO) with the submitted photographs. Submission of heavily edited photographs are not encouraged at all. In case of any submissions with multiple exposures or HDR imaging, a 50 word explanation should accompany the photograph. It is strongly advised to put a white border to the photographs, before submitting.

Photo-Stories – Only 1 submission from one photographer will be accepted. The photograph and the written piece should be original pieces of work. The photographer can use a copyright watermark on the right hand bottom corner of the photograph. The written piece with the photograph could be a short poem or a paragraph of not more than 200 words. The maximum size and resolution of each photograph should not exceed 500 KB and 300 dpi. Each photo-story should have a caption (title), photographer (author)’s name and a short bio. If the submission includes a photograph or a writing piece which is from one photographer or author then both the contributors’ names should be mentioned. Consent from both the contributor is a necessity for such a submission. It is strongly advised to put a white border to the photographs, before submitting.

Translations (From Any Language to English, only)

For the moment we are accepting submissions of translated poems and short essays from any language to English. The original work has to be submitted alongside the translated work in the following formats – .docx (MS Word Documents), .odt (Open Document Text Files), .txt (Plain Text Files), .rtf (Rich Text Format Documents). In case of the original piece being of a vernacular or foreign language whose fonts are difficult to represent on this platform, a clean and high resolution image of the original work can be submitted along with the translated work. In that case the image should be submitted as either a .jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group) or .png (Portable Network Graphics) image file. The submission should include the authors’ name and short bio-s of both the original and the translated pieces.

Collaborative projects

Any submission from the categories are allowed in this category. The idea and functional details of these projects are mentioned in the collaboration space.