Call for Papers
The Text invites original, unpublished critical/creative writings in English, book reviews and translations for January 2024 issue.
A nominal fee will be charged once the article has been selected for publication.
The fee structure for research paper publication is as follows:
Professor: Rs. 1000/-
Research Scholar: Rs. 750/-
Note: In the scenario of a research article authored by two individuals, comprising a research scholar and a supervisor/mentor, the fee will be imposed based on the individual identified as the primary author or the first author of the paper.
The aforementioned fee does not encompass the charges for The Text's plagiarism report services, which may be requested by the authors separately.
All your original unpublished submissions/queries should be sent to:
We invite theoretically informed critical and analytical research papers.
Limit: 3000-8000 words
Scholars are requested to strictly follow the latest MLA style sheet.
Please ensure the manuscript is error-free.
Do not decorate your submission with lines, borders, special characters etc., which may lead to rejection.
Any form of academic misconduct will not be entertained.
The research paper must be accompanied by a plagiarism report (in PDF format) that has been diligently verified using Turnitin, Urkund, or any other recognized plagiarism detection software.
We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
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We are looking for exceptional unpublished English translations of short plays,short fiction, nonfiction, poetry and interviews from all languages.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)
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.
any withdrawal request shall not be entertained after 15 days of submission.
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 4-8 weeks for response.
We do not issue certificate of acceptance/publication in soft/hard copy.
Unethical authorship and publishing practices are not entertained.
Plagiarised content will not be considered for publication.
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.
Dates for Submission
January Issue - 15th October
July Issue - 15th April
The Text invites proposals for special issues throughout the year that focus on research topics that intersect language, literature and critical theory.
Academicians, conference/seminar organisers are encouraged to guest edit special issues on their areas of expertise with The Text.
Guest editors are responsible for reviewing the special issue papers and provide the final version of the manuscript to The Text.
The final version of the special issue should fulfill the expectations/criteria of The Text.
The proposal should include a tentative title, concept note, word limit, an estimated number of articles to be published and a tentative time frame for submissions and publication.
Please submit proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For seminar/conference proceedings that are to be published as special issues, e-processing fee will be charged.
Plagiarism Report Outsourced Services: Guidelines and Fee
The research paper must be accompanied by a Plagiarism report (in PDF format) that has been diligently verified using Turnitin, Urkund, or any other recognized plagiarism detection software.
It is advised to contact your university to obtain the plagiarism report for your paper.
Alternatively, if you do not have access to any standard plagiarism check software, The Text offers outsourced plagiarism report services upon request.
A fee of Rs. 600/- will be levied for the plagiarism check.
Kindly note that the fee paid for the plagiarism report is non-refundable, even if the research article is not recommended for publication.