Submission Guidelines

Got Something to Say??

SAMAR Magazine would love to hear it! Here are some guidelines for you to figure out if SAMAR is for you:

SAMAR Magazine accepts articles, editorials, fiction, poetry, artwork, photography, and reviews (and are open to other mediums) on a range of issues related to South Asia and the diaspora (and other communities that may have links). Articles/reviews should be written as a social analysis and critical engagement with the topic. We ask that you avoid academic language, jargon or reportage. Our audience is definitely progressive-to-left and so your content should be as well. The best way to know if your work would fit is to look at our current and past issues.

Now the logistics. We accept submissions on a rolling basis. If you have an idea but haven’t written it, send us an abstract (200-250 words) or if you have something already written, do submit. All submissions must be previously unpublished. Word limits: 1500-3000 for features/articles, 750 for reviews/editorials (but these are flexible). You may submit your manuscript as plain text in the body of an email, or as a Microsoft Word file, to the email address below.

We are an editorial collective and so make decisions on submissions jointly. We generally go through an editorial process with the author, which means we offer feedback, suggest edits and you do a round of revisions before the article is published. Please be open to this process.

If you are a publisher seeking a review of a book, please send a review copy to us at the address below.

Finally, we are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization. Which means, we cannot pay for articles. Please allow 4-6 weeks for us to get back to you after submitting.

Send submissions to:

By email:

submissions at samarmagazine dot org

By mail:

If you'd like to send us materials to review, contact us for a mailing address at submissions at samarmagazine dot org