we are OPEN for submissions
for the march issue from 17 February to 7 March
THEME: Mental Health
|Poetry||3 poems per submission cycle|
|Prose||<1000 words + 1 prose per submission cycle|
|Essay/Letter||<1000 words + 1 essay/letter per submission cycle|
|Non-Fiction||<1000 words + 1 piece per submission cycle|
|Creative Non-Fiction||<1000 words + 1 piece per submission cycle|
Send in your submissions at ayaskala [at] outlook [dot] com
We accept creative writing submissions in the form of a .pdf file only.
We are also accepting visual arts submissions in the form of .png only.
Keep the subject line as ‘SUBMISSION <your name> <type of submission>‘.
Example: SUBMISSION Alice Poetry
You can address the e-mail with a Dear Vaishnavi or Dear Ayaskala.
We are open to publishing creative work in a variety of languages as long as a translation is provided along with the submission.
Please do not include your name or bio in the document.
Please do write a cover letter or introduce yourself in the body of the e-mail.
Please make sure the work you are submitting has not been published anywhere before, including personal blogs.
This literary journal is run purely by students and volunteers, thus we are only able to pay our contributors in love and by sharing their work on all of our social handles. You support us and we support you. ❤️
We do not accept submissions that are unkind, harsh, homophobic, condescending, sexist, racist, religiously driven, dismissing in nature, etc. We do not promote plagiarism. If the piece is a response/continuation of an existing work, please make it crystal clear in the body of the e-mail.
We ask for first world publication rights, archival rights and the right to display the work as a whole, or pieces thereof, for the duration of the magazine/blog. All rights revert back to the author or artist after publication. Please credit Ayaskala as original publisher in case of future re-publishing or re-prints.
By submitting you give us permission to use it in print version, digital version, and/or offline spaces.
We may remove work at any point, for any reason, with a day’s notice which may or may not disclose the reason thereof. (psst… don’t worry we’re nice people and we know you’ve read the guidelines properly.)
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please let us know as soon as your piece is accepted elsewhere.
Our response time is under a week. If late, please nudge us!