The Text


An International Peer Reviewed Online Journal of Language, Literature and Critical Theory

What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.

― Jacques Derrida

Call for Paper

The Text invites original, unpublished critical/creative writings in English, book reviews and translations for January 2020 issue.

Author’s Guidelines

Research Articles
We invite theoretically informed critical and analytical research papers.
Limit: 4000-8000 words
Scholars are requested to strictly follow the latest MLA style sheet.
Please ensure the manuscript is error-free.
Plagiarism report of the research paper duly checked in Turnitin/Urkund/Viper should be attached.
Manuscripts with more than 20% plagiarism will not be considered for publication.
Only soft copy of the publication certificate will be issued within 30 days upon the request of the contributor.
Request for the issuance of the certificate of publication prior to the release of the issue will not be entertained.
Please read Author’s Desk for more information regarding submission.

We consider well-written micro-flash(100-500words)/flash fictions (600-1500 words) and short stories (1500-7500 words) in any literary style.
Submission: one per person.
Limit: not exceeding 10000 words.
Note: Please provide a short bio-note of the author.

We accept poems in any form/style.
Submissions: three per person
Limit: not exceeding 10 pages (single spacing).
Note: submit all the poems with a short bio-note of the author in a single MS Word file.

We are looking for exceptional unpublished English translations of short plays,short fiction, nonfiction, poetry and interviews from all languages.
Submission: 1 per person
Limit: Not exceeding 30 pages (single spacing).
Note: Please provide a short bio-note of the translator and original author no more than 200 words in length.
Translators should obtain permission from the author/copyright holder to translate before submitting the translated work.
Please provide copy right details and year of publication of the original work (source text)
Please submit in a single MS Word file.

We accept interviews in English and in translation.
Submission: 1 per person
Limit: not exceeding 10 pages in single spacing.
Note: Provide a short bio-note of the interviewer and interviewee (not more than 200 words in length).

Book reviews, review articles and critical notes
We welcome short critical notes (500-1000 words), review articles (3000-4000) and book reviews (1000-1500 words) of new/recent works.
Submission: 1 per person
Note: include a short bio-note of the author (not more than 200 words)

Instructions to Authors
Submissions for The Textare open throughout the year.
We do not consider simultaneous submissions.
We consider only works written in English or translated into English.
We do not accept work that has been previously published online or in print.
We do not accept multiple submission. Please provide all the required materials in a single MS Word file.
We do not accept submissions in hard copies. Send all your submissions only through e-mail.
Proof read and double-check the work before submission.
Expect 2-4 weeks for response.
We do not issue certificate of acceptance in soft/hard copy.
Unethical authorship and publishing practices are not entertained.
Editorial decision on the manuscript in the selection/publication process is final.
Author/translator bio-note should include name, designation, official address, contact number and e-mail.
Subject line of your email must be – Submission of research article/poem/book review/interview/short fiction/translation
Please read the policy of the journal in the Author’s Desk before submission.
Submission e-mail must include the statement claiming that you have read the submission guidelines, you agree to the policy of the journal and that the submission is original and does not contain plagiarized material.
Your paper will not be published until the changes recommended by the review committee have been carried out fully.

All your original unpublished submissions/queries/withdrawal of submissions should be sent to:

No publication/processing charges.

Dates for Submission

January Issue - 30th November

July Issue - 31st May

All original unpublished submissions should be sent to: