UPDATE: (December 13, 2020)
All Submissions
All submission forms are back online now. We look forward to reading your works once again.

UPDATE: (June 3, 2020)
A New Section for Translations
The Bangalore Review recognises the value of translations in expanding the horizons of literature from around the world. Over the years, the magazine has received translations of writers both known and unknown from languages everywhere. To further encourage this trend, we are now introducing a section dedicated to translated works of poetry and fiction. More details here.

The world of literature holds no boundaries and we at The Bangalore Review are committed to publishing exemplary writing from all over. We publish literary fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews, criticism, poetry and art. If you happen to be in love with life and think that your words can generate a vision, send us a shout – we’ll probably like your work.

The Bangalore Review accepts submissions on a rolling basis. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere (including Web sites and personal blogs), or translations that have already been published in English. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but do notify us as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. We read all submissions within 120 days, and will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. If you have not heard from us within 120 days, you may assume that we may not be able to publish your manuscript.

Special Note (added on March 27, 2020): You may kindly note that we are unable to send individual emails with rejections or feedback. We have been getting a lot of unkind emails filled with hate, frustration & anger, demanding a reply and asking for individual feedback. With a small team, we are unable to engage with these emails on a day-to-day basis. We are committed to reading every single work before arriving at a decision. When we received an overwhelming number of poetry submissions in June & July 2019, we paused the poetry submissions so that we would be able to give each entry sufficient time. If you see that 120 days have passed and you have not received any reply, please consider that we have chosen not to go ahead with publishing the work.

And because we don’t take rejections seriously, we hope that you won’t too. What matters though is sending in your best and most refreshing work, well edited and we’ll get talking. Include a brief biography (no more than 150 words) and a covering note with your submission. Before submitting, we strongly recommend that you read up recent issues to acquaint yourself with the kind of material that has been published previously.

We charge a nominal submission fee of $3 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. This fee will help cover submission processing fees, hosting fees and ongoing operational costs.


Copyright for articles, artwork & photographs published in this magazine shall rest with the authors, with first publication rights to The Bangalore Review. As the magazine follows an open access policy, articles or extracts from articles may be used by others, with proper attribution, for academic and non-commercial use. We reserve the right to publish the work in print in case we go for a print edition at a later time.

Authors are required to take, on their own, relevant approvals for any copyright material they may use in their work submitted to The Bangalore Review. The magazine will not be responsible in any way for copyright infringements.