The world of literature holds no boundaries and we at The Bangalore Review are committed to publishing exemplary writing from all over. We publish literary fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, criticism, poetry and art. If you happen to be in love with life and think that your words can generate a vision, send us a shout – we’ll probably like your work.

The Bangalore Review accepts submissions on a rolling basis. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere (including Web sites and personal blogs), or translations that have already been published in English. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but do notify us as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. Our response time varies from two to three months. If you do not hear from us in three months please feel free to submit elsewhere.

And because we don’t take rejections seriously, we hope that you won’t too. What matters though is sending in your best and most refreshing work, well edited and we’ll get talking. Include a brief biography (no more than 150 words) and a covering note with your submission. Before submitting, we strongly recommend that you read up recent issues to acquaint yourself with the kind of material that has been published previously.

We charge a nominal submission fee of $3 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. This fee will help cover submission processing fees, hosting fees and ongoing operational costs. This fee will also help us award an honorarium to one chosen contributor every quarter. 

Copyright for articles, artwork & photographs published in this magazine shall rest with the authors, with first publication rights to The Bangalore Review. As the magazine follows an open access policy, articles or extracts from articles may be used by others, with proper attribution, for academic and non-commercial use. We reserve the right to publish the work in print in case we go for a print edition at a later time.

Authors are required to take, on their own, relevant approvals for any copyright material they may use in their work submitted to The Bangalore Review. The magazine will not be responsible in any way for copyright infringements.

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The Bangalore Review seeks submissions of well informed and well articulated essays from a broad range of non-fictional topics including literature, arts, culture, philosophy, design, etc. that attempt to illuminate the subject against a broad perspective in an engaging manner. We are generally not inclined to publishing academic essays/articles.
The ideal essay for The Bangalore Review would be well-thought, well-researched, provocative and personalized, covering a wide spectrum of human interest issues that can engage with and arouse curiosity in both the intelligent general reader and the specialist.
We read all submissions within ninety days, and will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. If you have not heard from us within ninety days, you may assume that we may not be able to publish your manuscript.
We are not very particular on word limits. As a guideline, you may consider that the shortest accepted non-fiction work was around 800 words, the longest one was over 5,000 words and the average non-fiction submission we publish is around 1400 words. Exceptional pieces of longer length have also been considered and published as a series running over several months.
We charge a nominal submission fee of $3 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. This fee will help cover submission processing fees, hosting fees and ongoing operational costs. This fee will also help us award an honorarium to one chosen contributor every quarter. 

We’re looking for fresh, intelligent stories, presented well and lucid even to the undiscerning eye. We welcome writers both new and published as long as the story holds our interest.  Ask yourself if the story you have is worthy of serious attention in a serious magazine. If your story is well written and can paint a picture in words, we are listening.

We publish translations of both well known and new writers. However, obtaining translation rights shall be the duty of the translator. The Bangalore Review is in no way responsible for acquiring such rights. A chapter or excerpt from a novel is welcome only if it is a complete read in itself – even in a marginal way of speaking, or can be read as a short story.

We read all submissions within ninety days, and will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. If you have not heard from us within ninety days, you may assume that we may not be able to publish your manuscript. 

If your work is under 1000 words, you may submit it under the Flash Fiction category. The average short fiction submission in The Bangalore Review is 2000 words long. We accept short fiction submissions up to a maximum of 6000 words. 

We charge a nominal submission fee of $3 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. This fee will help cover submission processing fees, hosting fees and ongoing operational costs. This fee will also help us award an honorarium to one chosen contributor every quarter. 

We’re looking for fresh works of flash fiction, that says much in a few words. We welcome writers both new and published as long as the story is holds us in wonder and grips us. 

We read all submissions within ninety days, and will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. If you have not heard from us within ninety days, you may assume that we may not be able to publish your manuscript. 

Flash fiction is by definition under 1000 words, and mostly under 800 words. Some of the best flash fiction we have read are even under 500 words. For the purpose of this magazine, we consider anything under 1000 words as flash fiction. 

We charge a nominal submission fee of $3 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. This fee will help cover submission processing fees, hosting fees and ongoing operational costs. This fee will also help us award an honorarium to one chosen contributor every quarter. 

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The Bangalore Review showcases poetry in English and translations. We are interested in poetry that is cutting edge, but also evocative and startling in its truth and storytelling capacities. We look forward to poetry that is fresh and gives beauty a dimension, poetry that has a cause and purpose. We look forward to poetry that resonates with a deeper intellect and soul, poetry that is alive, brave and defining - poetry that transcends boundaries and makes living an interesting continuum.

Poetry is reviewed on a rolling basis. You may send end up to four poems per submission. We are not very particular on line limits. As a guideline, you may consider that the shortest accepted work of poetry was three lines, the longest one was several pages long and the average poetry submission we publish is around 20 lines. Exceptional pieces of longer length have also been considered and published as a series running over several months. 

We charge a nominal submission fee of $3 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. This fee will help cover submission processing fees, hosting fees and ongoing operational costs. This fee will also help us award an honorarium to one chosen contributor every quarter. 

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