Submissions

Note to Our Contributors

The opinions published on this website are of writers alone. Indian Periodical is an independent medium and welcomes all viewpoints but published opinions do not necessarily express our stand on the subject. As a startup on tight budget we are unable to pay any of our contributors right now but we intend to change this policy in future. All Submissions should be sent in the body of email and subject line should include section and title of your work. No attachments will be opened or used for submissions. We accept submissions from anyone and everyone who is interested in writing on topics related to India and Indians but we would also accept general interest submissions and works with a global appeal. Our experience has motivated us to open doors to different point of views and we have been truly blessed in the sense that talent of poets, writers, photographers and cartoonists from around the world  have been featured in our small, upstart magazine.

An important note: after submission, if you do not hear back from us within a week. Feel free to submit it to other publications.

Opinions Guidelines

  • Submit at  editor@indianperiodical.com  or webadmin@indianperiodical.com
  • Articles on all sorts of topics are invited, as we expect political submissions would be higher in number but our focus will be on diversifying the content with topics like business, sports, technology, entertainment, social issues, climate change etc. 
  • Should be grammatically correct. You don’t have to be artistic on the prose. Simple, terse, straight forward English would do.   
  • Put Opinion – “Title of your article ” in the subject line for opinion pieces.
  • Try to keep your article structured, use facts to back your point.
  • Uniqueness is key. Be yourself but reference other’s work if you use it in the article. Do not plagiarize.
  • Word limit for opinions pieces is 800.
  • Send the articles in the body of mail with your brief bio, articles submitted as attachments would not be opened.
  • We do not accept articles that are already published elsewhere.

Cartoon Guidelines

Poetry Guidelines

  • Submit at editor@indianperiodical.com or webadmin@indianperiodical.com
  • Currently, we are accepting poems in English & Hindi but we would love to publish poems in other Indian and international languages if you can provide us with translation. If you would like to help us in this area or have any questions. Please feel free to contact us.
  • One poem per submission.
  • Put Poetry – “Title of your poem” in the subject line.
  • Work should be of your own.
  • No hard and fast rule on the word limit, we leave it at your better judgement. 

Thousand Words Guidelines

  • Submit at editor@indianperiodical.com or webadmin@indianperiodical.com
  • It’s the section where we publish the pictures you send us.
  • You have a camera, smartphone and a little bug of photography then send us your best shot.
  • One picture per submission. Send it in the body of the email.
  • Send us your name and place where you took the picture.
  • We will also accept picture essays on different subjects from more photography aficionados.

Letter to the Editor Guidelines

  • Submit at editor@indianperiodical.com
  • Word limit 250.
  • Use letter to the editor as the subject line.
  • Send it with your name and city you live in.

Right to Write Guidelines

  • Submit at editor@indianperiodical.com or  webadmin@indianperiodical.com
  • Information related to complaints and vigilance departments of the government offices, companies, hospitals and banks can be sent to the editor with Right to write in the subject line. 
  • It matters section differ from opinion articles in the way that we specifically feature and invite pieces from the specialists in the field. Articles cover topics that affect you directly like, inflation, food prices, education costs, employment, pensions, PAN cards, taxes, retirement, medical  services and a lot other subjects. Its sole aim is to help our readers understand things and factors that impact your everyday lives.
  • We would release topics from time to time and invite submissions on matters that we think can help our readers.
  • Word limit is 1000. We strongly encourage including charts, figures and pictures in the articles.
  • Subject line of email should read It Matters: Title of the article and body should contain your work and a brief bio.

 Fiction Guidelines

  • Submit at editor@indianperiodical.com or webadmin@indianperiodical.com
  • Currently, we are accepting short stories and novel excerpts in English that are not previously published.
  • Word limit is 5000.
  • The submitted piece can be of any genera of your choosing but content should not be objectionable to readers taste, so please review your stuff both grammatically and content wise before submitting.  
  • One submission per issue.
  • Put Fiction – “Title of your submission” in the subject line.
  • Work should be of your own.
  • You have complete copyright to your submission after it’s posted on our website.
  • Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.