Please read the submission guidelines carefully to get your submission approved:-
Phenomenal Literature welcomes unsolicited submissions of novels, poetry, short stories, drama, plays, Critical/Research/Academic Articles, translations, book reviews, interviews, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, essays, travelogues and creative writing. We consider unpublished work(s) only.
We read submissions round the year. Reviewed and accepted manuscripts are published in the latest issue of the journal. Therefore, you are requested to wait until you receive our decision on the status of your previous submission. The response time can vary according to the number of submissions we receive. Remember, poems submitted for the journal, VerbalArt can also be considered for its sister journal, VerbalArt: A Journal Devoted to Poets & Poetry.
(We prefer small pieces. The more shorter the piece(s), the more it will have probability of selection)
Poetry: A set of five poems. Each poem should be a maximum of 40 lines.
Novel: Submit a chapter from book length manuscripts of your novel. It should be a maximum of 3,000 words.
Short Story: Submit only one short story of maximum 3,000 words.
Play/Drama: Submit a scene or part of a play/drama which may fall in the word limit of 2,500 words.
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir/Travelogue: Submit a piece of biography/ autobiography/memoir/travelogue of not more than 3,000 words.
Interviews: You can send your interview with a celebrated author and should be of not more than 3000 words. The interview should be informative and inspiring.
Book Reviews: We publish book review too. If you already have book review you can send as MS word attachment.
Translations: You can submit English translations of fiction and non-fiction too. The word limit of submissions will remain the same as in the cases of original categories. If you are submitting a work in translation, please indicate whether or not you are in possession of translation rights from its original author.
Critical/Research/Academic Articles: Please read carefully to avoid the rejection of submissions:
1. Article should be a maximum of maximum 3000 words.
Translations: You can submit English translations of fiction and non-fiction too. The word limit of submissions will remain the same as in the cases of original categories. If you are submitting a work of translation, please indicate whether you are in the possession of translation rights from its original author.
Where & How to Submit
All submissions are to be sent as an MS Word attachment at the email id: editor[at]phenomenalliterature[dot]com (except book review). Don’t forget to give your brief bio, email id, postal address and contact number (optional) at the top page of the attached document. You will receive an Auto Response.
VerbalArt retains the right to use the accepted work in future online or print anthologies, as well as in the online archives. All other rights remain with the author. The journal will not be liable in any way for any sort of copyright infringements/plagiarism.
Every Indian contributor will get a free print copy and foreign contributor will get a free ecopy of the journal in which issue his submitted piece is published. Even foreign contributor can get a free print copy of the journal if he/she bears the shipping charge. This is indispensably required as we don’t want to take a risk of another literary journal getting ceased its publication after few issues because the cost of shipping the journal to overseas is more than its printing price.