engrossing, entertaining, and enlightening fiction from or about South
Asia and its diasporas. We wish to showcase fiction that moves minds and
hearts, that takes risks in shedding new light on our lives, and is a pleasure
to read and reread, from both emerging and established voices. We accept all types of stories, including
excerpts from longer pieces. An excerpt should, however, stand alone as a
complete work. We strongly prefer stories under 5000 words, but will consider
longer pieces. There is no minimum length requirement. Payment is $100 / piece.
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.
The editorial group will review all stories and their responses will become available on Submittable within 2-3 weeks after the submission deadline. Accepted contributors will be sent editorial suggestions and revisions, and will work with the fiction editors to finalize the piece for publication.