Submission Details

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Dear writers, readers, and artists, please read all the posts below to maximize your chances of publication with us. Understand our publication policies, formatting guidelines, the style guide we ask for, and knowing the upcoming issues and their deadlines, will help you make an informed submission.

If you have been long-listed for an upcoming issue, you can find details about our Editing and Mentored Publication Program below.

Guidelines and Style Guide

Submission Guidelines Submissions must be sent as Microsoft Word attachments (.doc or .rtf) via email: Please make the Editor’s job easy: Each fiction/essay submission must be a new email thread, attach only one submission… More

Upcoming Issues

The 4th Annual Print Anthology
LGBTQ+ Special Edition
Iraq Women Writers
Sept-Oct, 2020
Nov-Dec (Vol I) 2020

Editing and Mentored Publication Program

(For longlisted entries only) When it comes to writing short fiction, putting your story on paper, or screen, or your cell phone, is only the beginning. A further process might be required to make it… More

Publication Policy & Copyright

Please read all the guidelines and notices below. Once published and/or having notified The Bombay Review of your approval to go ahead with publishing, the author/poet cannot withdraw/modify their submission.  We do not consider previously published… More

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Reading fee: We believe that charging a reading/submission fee can put off contributors, many of whom are young writers and students, juggling multiple jobs. However, we would be happy to receive a fee if it is something that you can afford. By doing so, you also do your bit in contributing to a literary scene that runs on donations and goodwill. We hope you consider! Thank you!

Poetry: $5/poem – Paypal. (Are you the kind soul we are always looking for? Please consider $10/poem)
Fiction: $30/story – Paypal. (Are you the kind soul we are always looking for? Please consider $60/story)

83 thoughts on “Submission Details

      1. Thanks for your message! We might be able to look into earlier. But the work we publish is mostly not time sensitive. It would be best if you send it across!


  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am Shri Sudip Sen Gupta age 61+,a retired person residing at KOLKATA WEST BENGAL. I intend to submit some short articles based on my personal experiences faced from my childhood to till date & some gathered from my close friends & relatives about their experiences faced in life. I would prefer to submit those on pay per article basis if, my articles are selected by your management. As a token of sample I may send one of those for your information & review. This is for your kind information.
    With Regards,
    Sudip Sen Gupta


  2. hi..are you open for submissions now? and do you accept fiction short stories e.g biographies and memoirs?


  3. Hy..i do write in chatting type english in hindi..had few can i submit you? And when will submission get open?


  4. and is there any age limit means what is the minimum age for a writer to apply


  5. Do your issues have a particular theme or do you accept works of all genres and themes?


  6. i am a writer of 17 years of can i send my creations to this magazine?


    1. Dear Sanjaya, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are not able to respond to all the submissions. If it has been more than 3 months, and you have not heard from us, please consider your submission to be rejected for this cycle.


  7. I have submitted my unpublished work on 15/01/17 but have not received any reply yet. Please notify me of acceptance or rejecetion


  8. Can I attach my submission as a PDF? I’m using a macbook and .pages files don’t export to .doc or .rtf all that well.


  9. Sir the authors whose work dosen’t get selected, do you still let him know or advice him any idea or point to improve?


      1. Hello. Sir,
        Actually my question is if any unpublished work is rejected by you, then will you let the author know about the rejection or why his article got rejected?


  10. I’ve submitted a few poems , how will i know if it has been accepted/selected?


  11. I would like to know the approximate period within which I can expect a response if my submission is selected.


  12. I am writing from Kolkata. I would like to know if your Magzine accepts English translations of poetry from the regional languages, say Bangla


      1. Normally, what is the time you take to send out an acceptance mail? If I haven’t heard back from you even after 90 days of submission, do I assume that my work has been rejected? Thanks.

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