Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

General Submission Guidelines
(Updated 13/03/15)

These are general guidelines. Additional, specific guidelines for nonfiction, fiction, and poetry are below. Please read all the way to the bottom.

  • It is absolutely essential that your post should not have been previously published. If you send your piece to another website or publication or website, please inform us of your decision to withdraw it from The Kashmir Walla.
  • We are ONLY interested in original, unpublished manuscripts. Your work MUST be unpublished. (If a translation, the translation must not have been published. The original may have been.)
  • After publication in The Kashmir Walla, it may be published elsewhere provided after taking permission from The Kashmir Walla.
  • We try to respond within two weeks to let you know whether we are publishing the piece. Please be patient.
  • Please include a brief bio of yourself.
  • We do not pay for any submissions for now.
  • The best formats to send your post (in this order) is MS Word doc. Text Size: 12-14. Text Font: Times New Roman. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR SUBMISSION AS TEXT IN EMAIL BODY OR AS PDF FILES. WE WILL NOT CONSIDER SUCH SUBMISSIONS.

Please follow our submission guidelines closely, otherwise your submission will be misdirected and you may not receive a response. For guidelines, please see the information below.

Departments (Specific Guidelines on How to Submit Your work)

FOR WEB ONLY

You can send your submissions in the following categories – Features, Culture, Opinion, Blog, Photobox and Videobox

Either Submit in “Write For Us” or email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “web submission-[CATEGORY]”. The submission can be on any issue that you find interesting. It should be between 600-800 words only.

For Photobox, you can send us pictures [700×357 px] with captions and description of the topic. Between 6-10 pictures.

For Videobox, you can send us a video with written description and background. Not more than 3 minutes duration.

 

MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS

Reportage

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “reportage submission” length/quantity: between 1000-3000 words. As MS Word document. Size: 12-14. Text format: Times New Roman

Comment

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “comment submission” length/quantity: between 1000-1500 words. As MS Word document. Size: 12-14. Text format: Times New Roman

Dispatches

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “dispatch submission” length/quantity: Between 1000-3000 words. As MS Word document. Size: 12-14. Text format: Times New Roman

My story

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “mystory submission” length/quantity: less than 1000 words. A personal experience story. As MS Word document. Size: 12-14. Text format: Times New Roman

Cartoon stories

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “cartoon submission” length/quantity: A two-page cartoon story. As JPEG images.

Reviews

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “reviews submission” length/quantity: less than 1000 words. Film, documentary or book reviews only. As MS Word document. Size: 12-14. Text format: Times New Roman

Interviews

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “interview submission” We prefer the full interview manuscript rather than a pitch. As MS Word document. Size: 12-14. Text format: Times New Roman

Fiction

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “fiction submission” Length/quantity: No fewer than 700 words, no more than 3000 words/one story or novel excerpt per submission. As MS Word document. Size: 12-14. Text format: Times New Roman

Poetry

by email: editors@thekasmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “poetry submission” Send up to three poems of any length. Translations welcome. As MS Word document. Size: 12-14. Text format: Times New Roman

Photography

by email: editors@thekashmirwalla.com

In subject line (please follow this format exactly): “photography submission”. Send us JPEG images as attachments with description and captions in a MS Word document.

 

General Inquiries, Feedback

by email: contact@thekashmirwalla.com