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Non-fiction contributions are invited for publication in Jaggery. Publishable pieces consider the changing, dynamic nature of South Asian society as reflected in its literature and other cultural productions such as art, film, and theatre, as well as more experimental genres and installations. We welcome innovative writing that finds new ways to see traditional issues. We are interested in reflections on identity and process, as well as contemporary ethical, spatial, or social concerns.  We encourage an inter-disciplinary approach to cultural productions, reflecting the eclectic ways in which South Asia can be viewed:  opinion pieces, literary criticism, interviews, editorial journalism, travel writing, memoir, and creative non-fiction.  WORD LIMIT : 1000 - 5000 words.  Payment is $25 / 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.

Notes and formatting instructions:

• Essays must be not more than 5000 words, excluding references and headings but including endnotes.

• Please follow the MLA guidelines, available in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. New York: MLA, 2009. You can also view the guidelines online at sites such as https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

• Bibliographic information about any works consulted in the crafting of your piece should be comprehensively listed in a Works Cited page at the end of your essay, formatted according to MLA guidelines.

• Use endnotes rather than footnotes. Notes should be numerical (1, 2, 3). Entitle list of endnotes “Notes.” This should appear before the Works Cited page. Endnotes should be sparsely used for contextual information.

• Acknowledgements should appear before "Notes," in a section labeled "Acknowledgements."

• It is preferable to avoid abbreviations and acronyms.  

• All essays must be submitted without the name of the contributor. This is important, as all submissions are blind for review. The Submittable portal has a facility where personal details and biographical information can be given separately, which editors can access only after final decisions have been made.

• The editorial group will review all papers and their responses will become available on Submittable within 2-3 weeks after the submission deadline.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.