There are a few places in India where you could consider submitting your fiction and non-fiction pieces. In this post, we explore a few of them; so get submitting!
eFiction India focuses on content that is linked to the Indian subcontinent in some way and publishes international writers as well. It is available online and in print.
Terms: Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but each submission should be sent separately through the submission manager.
Rights: One-month exclusivity for your story as well as first publishing rights for unpublished stories.
Pros: You can submit not just short stories and poetry but also book reviews, interviews, flash fiction and non-fiction. Full-length plays and screenplays, complete with camera/stage directions, are also accepted.
Out of Print Magazine
The Out of Print Magazine is exclusively devoted to short stories and is published online every quarter (March, June, September, December).
Terms: Submitted work must not be published elsewhere. Stories should be between 1000 and 4000 words. Check these guidelines before submitting.
Rights: Copyright remains with the author.
Pros: A good editorial team featuring many prominent names in the publishing industry.
Submission: Cut and paste the story into the body of an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should contain the word ‘submission’ only.
Mithila Review is an international quarterly journal on the lookout for literary speculative fiction and poetry with emphasis on the marginal.
Terms: Use New Roman with Font Size 12. doc. And docx formats are accepted.
Rights: First world electronic rights (text), and non-exclusive audio and anthology rights for the planned annual anthology.
Payment: They pay for fiction in their upcoming anthology. If/when Patreon funds permit, $10 for original poetry, essays, flash stories (under 2.5K words), and reprints; $50 for original stories between 4-8K words or longer.
Pros: A good opportunity for speculative fiction writers.
Submission: As part of a fundraising campaign, MITHILA REVIEW is seeking short stories and comics for ‘India 2049: Utopias and Dystopias’ from around the world. Read the guidelines.
MITHILA REVIEW is also open to poetry, fiction, and film and book reviews. Send one story, essay, film or book review or up to three poems in a single document at a time to submissions[@]mithilareview.com.
Response time is 2-8 weeks.
Open Road Review
Open Road Review publishes short fiction, including translations, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews and artwork. Stories with an element of horror, science fiction or stories for children are not encouraged.
Terms: Different genres are to be sent to separate emails provided in the guidelines. Any inflammatory content will be rejected.
Rights: Rights revert to the author upon publication. Open Road Review holds the right to include the works published on its website in future anthologies.
Payment: Rs 1000 for selected stories.
Pros: Multiple genres are considered.
Submission: Make sure that you go through the guidelines as depending on the kind of writing you are submitting (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art), you will need to send the attachment and in the body of the email to the respective editor.
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Disclaimer: The above-mentioned information should not be treated as recommendations, but only information. The reader should go through the guidelines carefully before submitting.