The Publishing Issue

Calling budding poets and writers


The Publishing Issue is inviting submissions from rising poets and writers from around the world for our first ever anthology. We are looking for personal essays, memoir extracts, short-stories, poems and prose extracts from larger works of fiction and non-fiction. From heartfelt musings to quirky stories – we aim to include a variety of works and diverse styles of writing, so feel free to expand your horizon of thought. The submissions are open from the 8th June – 30th June. The anthology will be launched later in the month of July. There is no fee involved; all you need to do to get featured in the anthology is make a submission.

Read the submission guidelines carefully before making a submission.

Submission Guidelines


While we encourage submissions from all creatives, we may not always be able to accommodate all the entries in the anthology. Due to the volume of submissions only the best work will be chosen for publication. In case your work is not included in the anthology, we encourage you to re-submit it for our next cycle of publication. Adherence to the guidelines simplifies the selection procedure and ensures smooth and timely functioning of our internal processes. We request you to comply with the guidelines mentioned below.


Please ensure you read the submission guidelines carefully before making a submission.

  • Each person may submit up to two poems or two short stories or two novel/memoir extracts. Please note the novel/memoir extracts must be stand-alone works making complete sense on their own.
  • No entry may exceed 2000 words.
  • All submissions must be typed, in a legible font, font size 12, double-spaced, A4, and submitted as a .doc file. We do not accept PDFs.
  • Entries must not have been previously published in any form (excluding live performances or shares on personal blogs or on social media).
  • In case entries are published, or accepted for publication, elsewhere between submission and shortlisting, they will no longer be eligible.
  • All entrants will be notified if their work has been selected for publication within two weeks of the submission deadline.
  • Please ensure your work is not plagiarised.
  • The Publishing issue will hold exclusive rights to the works selected for publication for upto three months from the date of publication, and non-exclusive rights to the work in perpetuity.
  • Once your entry has been selected for publication, you will be asked to complete a copyright transfer form.
  • Once an entry is submitted, no alterations can be made.
  • All submissions are free of charge.
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