Theme for the next issue: Mental Illness.
Deadline: April 15, 2017
An Ordinary Kind of Haunting
- Adam Kotlarczyk
Poetry by Sukrita - Sukrita Paul Kumar
It's All in the Mind - Jimmy Mathew
The Ghost Hunters of Dhaka - Jayanti Chakraborty
Ghost Tour - Shelley Mitchell
Channel 22 - Smita Bhattacharya
John Grey's poetry - John Grey
Ghost Hunters - Debarati Chakraborty
The White Hand - Samidha Kalia
Poetry by Laura Lind - Laura Lind
Seeking Solace - Priya Hajela
A Taste of Date - Doc Wallace
The Practice of Unfoldment - Neera Kashyap
The Hunt is Not Over - Vibha Lohani
-Paul Beatty (Devalina Kohli)
What Lies Between Us & Ruins
-Nayomi Munaweera & Rajith Savanadasa (Binoy Agarwal)
The High Priestess Never Marries
-Sharanya Mannivanan (Suneetha Balakrishnan)
The Glass Bead Curtain
-Lakshmi Kannan (Mohd Farhan)
A Book of Light: When a Loved One has a Different Mind
-Jerry Pinto (Wafa Hamid)
A Place of No Importance
-Veena Muthuraman (Suneetha Balakrishnan)
-Umi Sinha (Sushmita Sridhar)
Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant
-Hoshang merchant (Wafa Hamid)
I Want to Destroy Myself
-Malika Amar Sheikh, trans. by Jerry Pinto (Sushmita Sridhar)
The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told
-Edited and translated by Arunava Sinha (Mita Bose)
The Pleasure Principle
-Edited by G Sampath (Divya Dubey)
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.
Theme: Mental Illness
Deadline: April 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com. 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.