Thank you for your interest in contributing to The Bombay Literary Magazine (TBLM).
We received more than 800 submissions for Issue 53. We thank all our writers for their enthusiasm and support. We are now closed for submissions.
Our forthcoming issue (No. 53): December 15, 2022.
Reading period for Issue 54: December 15, 2022 — Jan 30, 2023.
Notifications regarding submissions: after March 15, 2023.
We publish three times a year: April, August and December, respectively. We publish fiction, poetry and graphic fiction. We also publish essays, translations, reviews and interviews, but currently we do so on a commissioned basis.
Payment: We pay an honorarium of Rs. 5,000 (approx. $65) per contribution.
IP Rights: As writers, we are all-too-aware of how usurious publishing contracts can be. So we worked with Dr. Kalyan Kankanala, chief attorney at Banana IP, India’s leading intellectual-property law firm, to devise generous and equitable terms for the author. We only ask for the minimum set of digital rights that will let us legally display your work online, exclusively for a period of one year, but non-exclusively thereafter. You retain all other rights.