Winter 2014 Call for Submissions
The submission period for Issue #4, Winter 2014 ends November 29, 2013
(issue to be up between January and February 2014)
Ishaan Literary Review publishes works of poetry and short fiction.
We publish (roughly) 20% invited authors and 80% blind read/peer reviewed authors once a year (we may shoot for twice a year when our schedules clear up, but once for now). We encourage you to submit a good range of work to give you a better chance of being published with us.
All submissions should be sent to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email your work as a Word document attachment. All works should be included in a SINGLE file with page breaks between individual works and titles for individual works clearly identifiable.
Work with non-standard formatting or non-standard fonts will not be considered.
Poems – 3 to 5 works. Because we are online and we would rather not create PDFs or Squibble docs, we ask that all poems be left-justified as indentations are kind of a pain in the neck and most poems are set up this way anyway. We want to publish your work, but any poems not fitting this criteria will not be considered.
Short Fiction – one or two works, adding up to a total of no more than 15 pages, double spaced. Please be sure to check over your final draft. We might do some editing, but don’t count on it.
Please include a brief (one or two sentence) introduction of yourself in your email (no need for a cover letter), but don’t get crazy – we want to spend time reading your work, not your accolades. However, any submission without a note or one that does not meet the requirements stated will not be considered. We do not consider entire manuscript-length works. Our reading period can take a few months (i.e. we will most likely read the month following the end of the CFP).
- Simultaneous submissions are fine and encouraged – we want you to get published, of course. As a courtesy, please let us know if a work has been selected by another journal.
- The author retains the rights to all works published. We simply ask for credit as first publisher in any of your future publications (even if altered), including chapbooks, collections, etc. In short, we want to let the world know about you – please do us the same favor when you get the chance.
- Finally, we may ask you to recommend poets and writers for future issues. These recommendations are not guaranteed publication, but we hope to build a writing community and expose unknown artists. We all know folks who are terrific but never seem to find the right publication; this is your chance to help a friend out by passing on their name.
A note about our production time: We ask for your patience and understanding as this is a project of passion and not of pay.
We look forward to reading your work.
J.D. Isip and Kristen McClure
Editors and Founders, Ishaan Literary Review