SPECIAL EDITION THEME (OCTOBER 2018):
The Quiet Letter invites you to send submissions touching the very core of modern day problems inherently tied to education.
Inclusivity, Exclusivity, Curriculum Gaze, and True Diversity
Focus on education and its meaning, critique universities and their policies of inclusivity (national, international, global) by opening their institutional framework and how they function in the capital market, write about experiences of discrimination in such learning spaces in the form of poetry or articles, send us poems which are naked and speak beyond the normal language relativity of one place. We want to read narratives that cut through the silences and speak up bluntly, opening problems of discourses and participation, merit and system of universities (Indian writers, note: open caste based reservation, merit system, curriculum gaze and features, creative inter-disciplinarity, faculties, dominant culture, and so on; other writers: merit system, curriculum gaze (whose gaze is it), dominant culture, and so on.
Submissions are welcome from around the world, and TQL is especially looking for writers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Middle East and other countries which are developing and least developing countries. Please take a look at the list of such countries from the United Nations List. We want to hear their voice, coming from third and fourth world countries and as such, the theme is open to interpretation.
Send your work: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our general submissions are open and normal editions (issues) are published four times a year. For our next general edition, please go through our guidelines.
We accept rolling submissions for publication of stories, poems, interviews, art, essay, and all that is there in hybrid forms. You can follow our framework for publishing:
“a language rhythm that invites us into commonplace while guiding us with universal themes. Your work can be a melange of socio-political issues, Self-discovery enmeshed with the Other or narrative rethreading through life writing. In general, we are looking for narrative experiences which are either rooted in a strong thematic value, contemporary age or that which escapes these rigid definitions that we have prescribed. If the latter, then delight us on each page that you give us.”
It will be a pleasure to find new and old voices.
You can send your entries to email@example.com
Note: We would like our previous and new authors to connect with us through this email provided above because your email won’t reach to us now at our earlier email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We regret any inconvenience but this is a temporary measure to revamp our site and look for better prospects in coming months. We will notify you of any change.
The formatting must be simple and standard with a Times New Roman on Twelve. The subject of your email should be in the following manner:
For Verse: Verse -4 Poems- Author Name.
For Prose: Prose – Non-fiction, Fiction – Author Name
For Art Work: GIF / JPEG – Artist Name
Within the email, you can specify the sub-category of your work such as narrative / creative non-fiction, feature article, long essay, review, etc as a Non-Fiction tag while Fiction tag should be used for fiction in your brief cover letter to our editorial team. We are open to wide varieties of fiction. The files attached must either be a .doc or .pdf. The submission length at maximum is:
10000 words (prose)
100 lines a verse (or your wish)
The minimum word requirement for fiction and non-fiction must be 500 and 1000 respectively. You must send one entry for prose (non-fiction and fiction). You should send four poems in a batch as one entry. On an ending note, we deeply regret our inability to pay the contributors for now. We are working on the same and acknowledge the hard work put on by writers. Our complete journal will be published online and in future, if a chance occurs then it will be out in print. For sending us your captures visuals or painted artwork:
Art Work – Send us your pictures with a story set (images in four) or a single image that captures the heart of the matter through your lens or your brush.
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