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AUTUMN ISSUE

Submissions

Theme

What does the word “acceptance” conjure in your mind? What is its relation with you as an individual, the society or the state at large? The historic judgement which led the scrapping up of Section 377 of the IPC, is a step toward acceptance and recognition of queer folx by the state. We, at The Pomelo, invite you to write on “Acceptance” and recreate the innumerable possibilities while using your creative juices.

Note:-we will also be accepting submissions that do not adhere to the theme.

Guidelines

Politics

Guidelines for submissions: Politics

Politics and the act of being political becomes very subjective, however, for this section we shall be narrowing it down to: journalistic pieces on current affairs, social movements and any non-fiction piece that aligns with the ethos of The Pomelo

  1. We shall accept pieces that are structured in the form of an essay, with an introduction, body and conclusion.
  2. Kindly limit your essays to about 800-1500 words excluding citation, footnotes and references.
  3. Please send us your unpublished and original work in the form of a Word document to editor@thepomelo.co.in [Font style Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5]
  4. We request the contributor to write a fifty-word bio of themselves in the third person in the Word document itself. 
  5. In the email: we request the contributor to fill in NON FICTION: POLITICS in the subject line.
  6. Cover letter for your work is optional. If opted for, it can be the body of your email or be enclosed in the Word document itself. 
  7. If the contributor wants to be published anonymously, we at  The Pomelo shall assent. However, the contributor’s identity shall remain disclosed to the editors. 

Note:  Any short story/flash fiction which does not align with the ethos of  The Pomelo will not be published. It is kindly requested to keep your pieces intersectional as much as possible. 

Fictional and Creative Writing

Guidelines for submissions: Fictional and Creative writing

We at The Pomelo encourage diverse range of fictional short stories. We’re happy to publish stories that explore various genres including horror, political, historical, YA, romantic, you name it! Feel free to surprise the readers with your creative imagination. 

  1. We shall initially accept short stories/ flash fiction only. As we progress we shall also invite novellas depending on the readers’ requests and if we have enough contributions. 
  2. Kindly limit your short stories/ flash fiction to about a minimum of 1500 words and a maximum of 2500 words. 
  3. Please send us your unpublished and original work in the form of a Word document to editor@thepomelo.co.in [Font style Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5]
  4. We request the contributor to write a fifty-word bio of themselves in the third person in the Word document itself. 
  5. In the email: we request the contributor to fill in FICTION: SHORT STORY in the subject line.
  6. Cover letter for your work is optional if opted for, it can be the body of your email or be enclosed in the Word document itself. 
  7. If the contributor wants to be published anonymously, we at  The Pomelo shall assent. However, the contributor’s identity shall remain disclosed to the editors. 

Note:  Any short story/flash fiction which does not align with the ethos of  The Pomelo will not be published. It is kindly requested to keep your pieces intersectional as much as possible. 

Poetry

Guidelines for submissions: Poetry

The Pomelo invites poets from all walks of life to publish with us. We accept poetry written in any form and style as long as the following guidelines are adhered to.

  1. Kindly limit the length of your poem up to a maximum of 50 lines and minimum a of five lines
  2. Send four poems 
  3. Please send us your unpublished and original work in form of a Word document to editor@thepomelo.co.in [Font style Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5]
  4. We request the contributor to write a fifty-word bio of themselves in the third person in the Word document itself. 
  5. In the email: we request the contributor to fill in POETRY in the subject line.  
  6. Cover letter for your work is optional if opted for it can be the body of your email or be enclosed in the Word document itself. 
  7. If the contributor wants to be published anonymously, we at The Pomelo shall assent. However, the contributor’s identity shall remain disclosed to the editors. 

Note: Any poem which does not align with the ethos of The Pomelo will not be published. It is kindly requested to keep your work intersectional as much as possible.