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Rights

We want one month exclusivity for your story, as well as first publishing rights. So when your story runs in one of the magazines, from when the day the issue comes out for one month it cannot be up anywhere else online. After that one month exclusive period, you can republish the story elsewhere to publications that accept previously published work. Previously published work not accepted.

 

Story Selection

Stories are voted on by a peer committee of volunteer writers and readers known as curators. Editors make the final call using feedback from curators.

Formatting

Proper formatting puts your manuscript ahead of every poorly formatted piece when we first open it. The perfect submission has:

  • Contact info in the top left.
  • Word count in the top right.
  • Title centered on the page with only name (or pen name) underneath ("by" is unnecessary).
  • No special text characters.
  • No tabs.
  • Standard serif font in about 12 point.
  • Single spaced paragraphs. Use only double paragraphs or three stars (* * *) for scene changes.
  • .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX format.
Note:  Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please send each submission separately Cover letter should include a third person bio of less than 100 words with any previous publication credits and a short sentence on how you fell in love with, stumbled upon, or otherwise came in contact with eFiction India.

The Fine Print

Any reviews written by eFiction India about a product, service, attraction, etc., will be written fairly and honestly. No guarantees can be given of a positive rating or conclusion.

Any sponsored content published on this blog will include a disclaimer and/or disclosure notice, identifying it as such, in line with our guidelines.

eFiction India reserves the right to decline to review a product or run a sponsored post if it is not in line with the content/direction of this site.

You are encouraged to send us op-ed pieces, we just ask that you please follow our easy guidelines.

1) Always, always link to sources. Always! If you make a statement that isn't common knowledge, especially statistics, you must back it up with a link. If you need help with this, you can always ask us for some research tips. But we'll probably just tell you to go to Google anyhow. 

2) Please title your submission. We may decide to change it at publication, but at least we'll have something off which we can work.

3) Please let us know whether or not your piece is an original submission. We prefer them to be original, but we will reprint exceptional pieces.

Rights

In order to engage as many people as possible in creating a more just, sustainable, and compassionate society, we make our articles available under the Creative Commons license. We generally include in our contracts permission to allow reprinting of authors’ work, with the provision that any reprint acknowledge that the article first appeared in eFictionIndia.in and include the author byline. Reprints and repostings may include translations. If any fee is involved, we request payment be made directly to our authors, and if the publication plans any modifications of the article, we also request that they contact the author. Authors may also reprint their articles elsewhere with credit to eFiction India.

Our non-theme section provides ongoing coverage of issues like health, climate change, globalisation, media reform, faith, democracy, economy and labor, social and racial justice, and peace building. For past examples, please see our Blog. 

Content

We are not interested in simply bemoaning the problems that face our society. Instead, we highlight solutions in action that address the roots of our deepest ecological, social, and political problems. We emphasize engaging storytelling and factual accuracy. We are especially interested in authentic stories of positive change from the grassroots that can serve as models and inspiration for others. We also publish essays that frame or re-envision societal trends—and how these could bring about transformation and progress.

The Free Ad Service is intended for contributing writers only and does not apply to businesses and/or individuals offering a product or service to obtain a profit. e.g.: Pet breeders, retail outlets, services rendered (such as snow removal, domestic help) etc. These will be charged as per our official advertising rates.

We reserve the right to refuse any ad on the grounds of bad taste or discrimination. The publisher retains the right to insert ads under the categories as deemed appropriate. Not withstanding any of the statements on this page, we reserve the right to decline to publish any ad.

Ad Dimensions : 600x800 (pixels) with 300 DPI

We accept fiction of every maturity level. Every story can find a place in our issues, though not always on the first try. We have themes for almost all the issues to help you write your best. But if your best does not fit our current theme select no from the drop-down menu. Give us a shot. The worst that could happen is that you get some solid feedback from the staff.
Flash fictions are generally more challenging to write as they only contain anywhere between 100 and 600 words.  Because of their concise length, flash fictions should surprise the reader. Do not just write about a rabbit frolicking in a field of golden wheat, incorporate a twist!   
No limits. You have full and complete creative freedom to express yourself. If you are submitting more than one poem, please submit each separately. Hindi Poetry (Ghazals) Submit it in the Devanagari script (Hindi). We would have the original with the English translation alongside. The translation would be sent to the author for approval before publishing.
Interviews with writers, musicians, painters and filmmakers of Indian origin across the globe. The interview can be on print and/or on Google Hangout. While submitting the interview title your submission "Interview: [Name of Person to be Interviewed]" 
We publish book reviews of any genre and publisher. We ask that you not review your own work, for obvious reasons. Reviews that have context within the scope of the industry are preferred. We want reviews that will carry weight.

Special note for professional book reviewers, don't just publish your reviews on your blog. Publish them in eFiction India as well. Our readers could be your readers. The reviews will not be published publicly, so don't worry about the duplicate content. Only subscribers will be able to read your reviews. This is great way to expand your audience.
 We prefer around 800-1000 words. 

Size limit: 8" x 11" or 1250 x 1650 pixels

We are always looking for art of any visual media to feature on the cover of eFiction India! Artists whose work is chosen will be given a free issue, full credit in the publication, and a short interview/bio featured in the issue in which your work appears. If you’re sending a scan of your work, please try to send an 11" x 8.5" 300dpi scan. Because eReaders vary, art should look awesome in both color and grayscale. Reprints are acceptable under certain circumstances, provided the rights have reverted back to you. In your cover letter, please provide the publishing history of the piece and whether or not the piece is currently in print elsewhere. 

Please do not submit any artwork that you do not own the rights to.
Apply to read submissions for eFiction India. If you want to get experience reading short stories for a publication, want to learn what makes a story good, want to gain experience collaborating with your peers online, or just want to have some great free reads; apply now. 
This is a call for photographers and artists to post their portfolio and have their pictures/artwork on our new website. Every weekend, we plan on having an online exhibition where people can buy/bid on the photo/art on display. All proceeds from any sale will go to the artist.

There is no Limit to the Images that you send. 

Images attached here must be for web viewing only (less than 300 dpi)

Process

  1. Fill out the submission form to submit your film.
  2. If selected, you'll be notified.

Note

If your film was funded or sponsored by a company, you must submit your film as a Premium submission to be considered.

About The Marketing

Once your film is officially listed on our site, we help with the marketing component. All available digital assets are utilized such as preview scene clips, trailers, stills and reviews as well as other communication methods like blogging, facebooking and tweeting.

Other Ways We Can Help

eFiction India can customize the distribution of your film by delivery method and territory. For instance if you would like to distribute your film only in digital format, and only to Canada and Portugal, it’s no problem.

Furthermore, if there is a site where you would like to sell your film but it does not accept content from individual filmmakers, please let us know. We can check them out and possibly deliver your film for you.

What you get with Premium
  • Guaranteed viewing
  • 1 week response turnaround
  • Feedback from the team
Process
  1. Fill out the submission form to submit your film.
  2. Over the following week, your film will be screened by the team and you'll be notified.