There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Jaggery, a DesiLit arts and literature journal, connects South Asian diasporic writers and homeland writers; we also welcome non-South Asians with a deep and thoughtful connection to South Asian countries, who bring their own intersecting perspectives to the conversation. (By South Asia we mean Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.)  Our hope with Jaggery is to create a journal that offers the best writing by and about South Asians and their diaspora. Dark, complex, intense — and totally delicious.  For more information on the journal, visit:  http://jaggerylit.com


We publish ART, ESSAYS, FICTION, POETRY, REVIEWS, and an advice column. We prefer original, previously unpublished submissions; we solicit reprints only in exceptional cases. We accept simultaneous submissions, provided you let us know immediately if it is being published elsewhere.  We’re purchasing ongoing worldwide digital rights, for use in web and possible downloaded forms (ebook, PDF, etc.).  Six months after publication, you may request to have your work removed from our online archive.  We follow a blind submission review process and pay $100 for fiction, $25 for nonfiction/poetry/art.  

Our next reading period will open November 6, 2017, and close December 8, 2017.

When you are ready to submit, please visit our submission system at https://jaggery.submittable.com/submit.  Submittable will securely send Jaggery's editors your work and e-mail you a confirmation that it has been received.  If your piece is accepted, we will contact you to request a bio for publication.  Once you have submitted your work, you can check the status of your submission by signing onto your Submittable account. We aim to respond to all submissions within three months. 

IMPORTANT:  We are reading submissions blind, to ensure your work has the fairest reading.  Submittable will allow you to include a short cover letter with your work; you may include one if you wish, but it will not be viewed by department editors until after they have read and considered your work.  It is important that you strip your name from your actual manuscript.  Non-blind submissions may be summarily rejected.


Specific questions may be directed to the following:

General: Anu Mahadev, editor-in-chief, editor.jaggery@gmail.com
Art: Satya Gummuluri, art.jaggery@gmail.com
Essays: Wafa Hamid, essays.jaggery@gmail.com
Fiction: Atreyee Gohain, fiction.jaggery@gmail.com
Poetry: Gowri Koneswaran, poetry.jaggery@gmail.com
Reviews: Ravi Shenoy, reviews.jaggery@gmail.com