Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions by Women of Color: Kalyani Literary Magazine’s First Issue “Victim”

Via Writers Afrika:

Deadline: 31 July 2012

Kalyani Magazine is a biannual literary magazine encouraging women of colour to express their views, their experiences, their feelings. Each issue explores a theme that matters to women using diverse writing styles to evoke diverse ideas. We especially want to carve out a space for non-professional writers. We are currently accepting submissions for the first issue, “Victim”.

Who is eligible:

  • Women – anyone who self-identifies as a woman the majority of the time
  • Of Colour – anyone who self-identifies as a person of colour (e.g. Asian heritage, Hispanic, African)

Types of pieces:

  • A variety of literary styles that all speak to one theme in diverse ways (“Victim” is this issue’s)
  • Poetry, prose, lyrical prose, scripts, essays, experimental, flash fiction, investigative reporting, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, cross-genre
  • No photographs or pictures

Submission guidelines:

  • Up to 1500 words
  • You must have full publishing rights for your piece – you will continue to have full rights after it is published
  • Limit 1 submission per person or multiple poems to a maximum of 1500 words

How to submit:

  • E-mail your submission to info at kalyanimagazine dot com as a Word Document – double-spaced. Do not include your name anywhere in this document
  • In the e-mail please include: your full name, the name that you would like to be published under, the way in which you identify yourself as a “woman of colour”, and a short sentence describing how your submission relates to the theme
  • We will try our best to respond to all submissions but may not be able to depending on the volume of submission

Issue #1:

Submissions are accepted until July 31, 2012. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


For inquiries/ submissions:



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