Submission Guidelines

Literature Studio Review publishes fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and book reviews. While we accept submissions all year round, cut-off dates for submissions for an issue are:

February Issue: January 31st
April Issue: March 31st
June Issue: May 31st
August Issue: July 31st
October Issue: September 30th
December Issue: November 30th

Entries that reach us after the cut-off date will be considered for the next issue.

Send in your entry in a word document or in the body of an email to journal@literaturestudio.in. In the subject of the email, please specify which category your submission belongs to: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, or Book Review. Besides written work, we are also looking for art for journal covers and to accompany some of the selected entries. Please mention “Art” in the subject line for such submissions. We welcome simultaneous submissions but please inform us if your submission gets accepted elsewhere.

The entries would be shortlisted by the team. If your entry(ies) gets selected, we would contact you via email. Literature Studio Review do not offer any remuneration, monetary or otherwise, to the selected entries. The team will not share their reasons for rejecting any entry or provide any feedback. However, Literature Studio Review would never publish anything without informing the entrants.

Please read below for more details on what are we looking for in each category.

Fiction:
Original, unpublished (online or in print) short stories are welcome. Length of the story can be anything from 1000 to 3000 words. We are looking for well-written fiction and welcome writings that make us think.

Non-fiction:
Original, unpublished (online or in print) articles are welcome. Optimum length is 800–1,500 words. We welcome thought-provoking articles that deal with themes relevant to literature, art, and/or society in general. Articles that are written with the intent of creating a controversy will not be accepted.

Poetry:
Send us up to 3 poems (original and unpublished), each no longer than 40 lines. We welcome imaginative work that is layered in meaning and has rhythm at its core. Our only rule is that it needs to be writing from the heart.

Book Reviews:
The submission must be original work. If data, information, or opinions are borrowed from other papers or writers, due credit must be clearly given. While it is okay to cite what others (respected reviewers or publications) thought of the book, your own opinion too should come through strongly. Minimum word count must be 800 words but should not exceed 2,000 words. Include the essential details: ISBN, edition, publisher name, price, page count, and if possible, a picture of the book cover (with no copyright infringement).

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