Authors may submit manuscripts that conform to the scope and focus of the journal as elaborated in ‘About Us.’ Manuscripts of literary criticism, essays, interviews, reviews and short fiction should normally not exceed 2500 words in length and adhere to detailed Guidelines given below.
Submissions only in soft copy form
Muse India will accept material submitted only in softcopy form sent through email.
Where to send Submissions
Poetry to Ms Semeen Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Reviews to Mr U Atreya Sarma at email@example.com
Literary Articles and Interviews to H Kalpana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction to Ms Semeen Ali at email@example.com
Submissions for the 'Feature', as notified in 'Forthcoming Issues', are to be sent to the editors identified therein.
Preserve your back-ups
Authors are advised to preserve electronic backups of submitted material, as Muse India will not take the responsibility to return any material.
Submitters need to be Muse India members
Authors submitting their work to be considered for publication in Muse India should be registered Members of the journal. If they are not already so, they should enrol as Members. Membership is free.
All submissions should be accompanied by:
a. Membership details (Username. If forgotten, just mention you are a registered member.)
b. Brief profile of the author
c. Photograph (mugshot/ bust) of the author (in High resolution, preferably in Jpeg format). Though this is optional, we will prefer photo being sent.
d. Indication of the nature of material being submitted, i.e., literary article, poem, short fiction etc.
e. Book reviews should include a scan of the book’s front cover pasted onto the review, and also the salient particulars: Author’s name, Book’s title, Publisher & Year of Publication, ISBN, No. of Pages, and Price.
Editors will notify authors about material accepted for publication. However, this may typically take four to six weeks or more. No correspondence on submitted material will be entertained.
Guidelines for Submission
The literary articles should adhere to the MLA stylesheet format (7th Ed. only) with in-line citations and a Works Cited list at the end. We suggest the use of a grammar tool such as ‘Grammarly’ to check the papers for common errors before submission to ensure quicker turnaround time for reviews.
Further, the following will apply:
a. Submissions should be original works in English or translation into English from other Indian languages. Submission of material in other languages / scripts will not be accepted or acknowledged.
b. All contributions should be submitted as MS Word documents only. Please do not send pdf files.
c. Typical lengths of submissions should be -
- Book Reviews: 1000 - 1500 words
(Reviews of books published during last one year only may be submitted. Small
books of less than 100 pages, and e-copies would not be considered for reviews.)
- Normal literary articles: 1500 - 2500 words
- Major literary essays/surveys: 2500 - 4000 words
- Short fiction 1000 - 2500 words
(Submit only one story for consideration for any Issue)
- Poetry: At least 5 to 6 poems to be submitted for evaluation. Of these 2 to 4 may be published if accepted.
NOTE: Once a piece is published in a section, keep a gap of at least one issue before sending your next submission for the same section.
Declaration of work being original
Authors should certify on the submitted material that it is their original work (and in the case of literary criticism/articles, based on their own research), not published anywhere else whether in print or online including blogs, and no portion of it has been reproduced from any other source or work without the consent of the original author. As we have received complaints in the past from original authors about sections/passages from their work having been used without their knowledge or consent, any such instance will be viewed very seriously.
Copyright for articles published in this journal will rest with the authors, with first publication rights to Muse India ejournal. As the journal follows an open access policy, articles or extracts from your articles may be used by others, with proper attribution, for academic and non-commercial use.
Authors are required to take relevant approvals for any copyright material they may use in their work submitted to Muse India. This journal will not be responsible in any way for copyright infringements.