Our upcoming issue aims to start a conversation about climate change. We intend to tackle the problems, behaviours, social conditions, solutions, and other things that surround the discourse about climate change in India and globally. 

 

We want articles for the 4 main sections in our magazine (this is excluding the Interview Section, where our editors interview experts from different fields) namely - 

 

Ideas - In this section we aim to bring forth original and provocative pieces of thought.  We are looking for new ideas that are capable of disrupting the conversation. If you are a curious person who problematizes the status quo, we want to hear from you! Your article must be -

 

  • An essay or an opinion piece.

  • It must be an original answer to a big question; an idea that is capable of developing new thoughts and pushing boundaries. 

  • It can be from the field of science, philosophy, politics, economics, law, etc. 

  • It should be 1200-2500 words. 

  • You must have a clear central argument and the article must be well articulated. 

 

Culture - This section is a commentary on our society. We are looking for pieces that are an in-depth analysis of human nature, human behaviour, or the broad nature of our civilisation. If you are an observant person who likes to analyse and understand human traits, you are perfect for us! Your piece must be - 

 

  • About a topic that talks about our society, culture, way of living, traits, etc.

  • It must be an analytical exploration of our surroundings and environment.  

  • It can comprise films, art, literature, sociology, anthropology, etc.

  • It should include an in-depth analysis with a historical context.

  • It must be 1200-2500 words. 

  • We request you to preferably stick to one central topic. 

 

 

Words – This section is dedicated to a literary analysis. We are looking for articles that draw a comparative analysis using works of fiction, poetry, or literary theory. If you read a lot of books and are constantly thinking about how literature reflects the nature of society, we want to know what you have to say! Your piece must have – 

 

  • A direct correlation between your central argument and literary texts must be visible.     

  • It must be analytical in nature. You do not have to repeat what is said in the book but instead draw an educated analysis that reflects on a societal condition. 

  • It should be more than 1200 words, but not longer than 3000 words. 

  • It should have a central argument and literature must be used to compliment/ reinforce that argument. 

 

 

Journal – This section is to highlight a personal experience. We accept photo-essays for this section. There are no specific guidelines as long as your submission adheres to the topic. You can view the photo essay from our previous issue which was based on the topic of media, here.  

 

 

We understand that writing requires effort and energy. We therefore, request you to send us an abstract outlining the main points of your article before you start writing. If our editors select your abstract, we will then ask you to start writing your final piece. 

 

However, for us to be able to fully understand the scope of your article, we request you to follow these main guidelines while submitting your abstracts – 


 

  • Your abstract must be 500 words.

  • It must clearly state the main topic of your article. The reader should know what your article will be about by reading your abstract.

  • It should not be a part of your article (eg. the introduction or the conclusion) but a synopsis of it.

  • It should include any research, texts, books, or any other secondary sources that you wish to discuss in your article. 

 

Please note we only accept previously unpublished pieces. 

 

The deadline for submitting the abstract is 25/02/2021. 

 

If your abstract gets selected, our editors will work with you to prepare your article for publication. Once your article is published, we will compensate you with Rs. 2000 as a token of our gratitude. 

 

Please submit your abstract through this form

 

For more information about us and the kind of pieces we publish, please visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter.  You can also download our latest issue or view it online. We encourage you to read our articles before sending us your work. If you have any further queries, please feel free to write to us. We look forward to hearing from you and reading your submissions. 

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