Writing Resources

List of publications, contests etc that accept submissions. Focus is primarily Indian/Asian 


Cha Journal – Hong Kong-based Asian Literary Journal – Can submit reviews of listed books, or submit own book for review



  • Poetry
  • The Rumpus Submissions page – Rumpus Original Fiction reading periods are January 1 through January 31 and July 1 through July 31; Rumpus Original Poetry reading periods are January 15 through January 31 and July 15 through July 31.
  • The Margins: Asian American Writers’ Workshop
  • Southword Journal
  • Kitaab
  • The Society of Classical Poets
  • The Aerogram
  • Kanstellation
  • Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi)
  • Oxford Brookes Poetry Center, UK
  • Oxford Brookes University International Poetry Contest, ESL category
  • Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition
  • RL Poetry Award
  • BLInk (Saturday Magazine of Hindu BusinessLine)
  • The Hindu – Open Page – Sample – https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/burqa-on-wheels-a-new-urban-phenomenon/article6920211.ece
    E-mail the article to openpage@thehindu.co.in. Tips
    If your article is used, it will be published either online or in print within 2–3 weeks.
  • Swarajya – Usually take 3-4 days to reply to your mails, and as a beginner your articles will be published online. Remuneration only to those on their regular roster. – Submission guidelines
  • Outlook India – online edition – submission – They showcase their website-only articles in the magazine too.
  • The Caravan – submission guidelinesThe Caravan  focuses on ‘deeper’ reports.
  • Fountain Ink
  • The Quint – Accepts unsolicited submissions through emails
  • The Wire – Accepts unsolicited submissions
  • The Citizen – Accepts unsolicited submissions
  • Scroll- Accepts unsolicited submissions

Writing Retreats

Published by Leena T Pandey

I have been reading voraciously since the age of five when I first discovered the joys of reading. I would lap up anything in print. Unrolling an emptied newspaper cone with one hand, stuffing roasted peanuts in my mouth with the other, all the while devouring the printed content on the cone with my eyes, was one of my first experiences in hedonistic pleasure. In fact, sometimes I feel that I am on an adventurous journey through the secret dreamworld of other people's imaginations, interspersed with occasional visits to my own life to attend events like graduation, first job, marriage, and so on. As a true-blue reader, I think I am uniquely qualified to comment on and critique other people's works of labour. I can tell exactly what puts the average reader to sleep, what sets their pulse racing, and what has them salivating for more. Write to me at leenatpandey@gmail.com.

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