Theme for the next issue: Mental Illness.
Deadline: April 15, 2017
- Gary Beck
Me and OCD - Meygan Cox
The God Thing - Matthew Harrison
Hinge - Robert Beveridge
Half Life - Neera Kashyap
Bonsai - Pooja Sharma Rao
I Don't Think I'm Okay - Nick Manzolillo
Rajani - Kalyani Dutta
Coffee House Feedback - Marc Carver
Shackles - Natalia Suri
Beautiful Stranger - Mrinalini Harchandrai
Looking Glass - Sheila Martin
Anti-depressant - Rana Bitar
Normal - Shubha Menon
In the Jungles of the Night: A Novel about Jim Corbett
-Stephen Alter (Binoy B Agarwal)
Amba: The Question of Red
-Laksmi Pamuntjak (Isha Aggarwal)
The Golden Legend
-Nadeem Aslam (Devalina Kohli)
Loitering with Intent: Diary of a Happy Traveller
-Ritu Menon (Wafa Hamid)
Murder in Mahim
-Jerry Pinto (Mariam Karim)
Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi
-Swapna Liddle (Paulami Biswas)
-Hirsh Sawhney (Sheila Kumar)
The CEO Who lost His Head
-Aditya Sinha (Mohd Farhan)
The Sari of Surya Vilas
-Vayu Naidu (Isha Aggarwal)
These Circuses That Sweep Through the Land
-Tejaswini Apte-Rahm (Mariam Karim)
How I Became a Tree
-Sumana Roy (Wafa Hamid)
Earthen Lamp Journal is a literary e-journal from India, launched in January 2013. We publish three issues a year. We are interested in good fiction, creative non-fiction, a little bit of poetry, book reviews and interviews. Though our focus is mainly on writing from Asia, we appreciate good writing from anywhere, and, if you have an extraordinary story well told, we will be delighted to include it. Each issue is based on a theme. We accept unsolicited submissions, but do follow our guidelines carefully. Since there are limited slots, please submit the best piece you have. You can submit one piece per category at a time. Only the final version must be submitted. For obvious reasons, we cannot allow changes/revisions once the piece has been received.
The copyright rests with the author. We ask for the right to publish the piece in the e-journal, and to keep it in our archives. If you wish to re-publish the piece elsewhere, after it has appeared in our journal, please mention in that publication that it first appeared in ELJ.
At the moment the journal is completely non-commercial.
Theme and Deadline
Submissions for the next issue are now open.
Deadline: December 15, 2017
All submissions must be previously unpublished work. Pieces posted on blogs/any website/e-zine/ print media, etc, count as published matter and will be ineligible. We do not accept children's stories/poems, or academic work.
Fiction: short stories (1500-3000 words) or novel extracts (up to 3000 words). Though we don't insist on it, it will be better if the extract is a stand-alone piece. It should be from a book that is scheduled to be published within the next two or three months, or has been published the same month. Translations are allowed as long as the author has all the required permissions and all legalities are clear. Those are the author's responsibility.
Non-fic: memoirs, travel writing, personal essays, personal narrative essays, literary-journalistic essays, opinion, comment (1000-3000 words). We do not publish academic works.
Poetry: no particular length, but shouldn't be toooo long.
Reviews: Publishers/authors are welcome to send their latest books to ELJ for review. We review fiction (mainly literary, but sometimes also good commercial) and creative non-fiction title. The criteria: They should be original works; they should be recent publications; they should be well written. If you have any queries, please write to email@example.com
Please send the books to Ms A Saxena, ELJ, D-220, Sector 55, Noida 201301, UP, India. We do not accept unsolicited book reviews. In case you wish to review for ELJ, please write to us with a few samples of your work.
All submissions must be in word doc only. Please use Arial 10/12, and leave one line space between the paragraphs. Do mention your name, postal address, email ID, mobile no., and word count, in a header on every page. Of course, you must not forget to put page numbers on the document. In the subject line, please say submission: genre, title, word count, and your name. Do not write anything else. Your submission (word) document should have your name, followed by the title of the submission, and genre. Please add a short author bio (50-100 words) on the same document. You can mail the submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept submissions by email only. Please do not send us any material that does not conform with the theme of the issue or our guidelines.
Policy on Simultaneous Submissions
You can make simultaneous submissions, but please don't forget to inform us immediately if your work is accepted by another publication.
It may take up to a month after the deadline. Due to the volume of submissions we can only inform the writers whose work has been chosen.