We are now accepting general – (un)themed – poems and also the Infants 👶🏻 themed poems for our themed third issue. Yay!

Bold + Italic is looking forward to submissions from you for our third issue partially-themed on Infants, for which Kat Devitt reads fiction and non-fiction this time, and Lisa Stice reads poems alongside Jayant. So, we are now a group specialising in fiction and non-fiction too, alongside poetry.

For the second issue, we’ve come up with 9  (+1) poets, 2-4 prose pieces, and a cover art and a featured poem (for which we might stalk you if we fall in love with your work, for later issues). So, very accordingly, please send us up to five of your best (unpublished) poems, two of your fiction and/or non-fiction, and three artworks. We will accept the submissions from each genre in a different MS Word/PDF file, to (do prefer to copy the address to avoid any errors). A short bio would be loved — anything about you, if that makes sense.

Note: for the third issue, we have a theme — we are discussing infants: the pleasures parents observe once they become parents. Send us your expressions based on the very beautiful experience. Because the themed issue takes more time to collect all the submissions, we are updating the submission window quite so early and very specifically.

Fiction and non-fiction, for this issue, shall be read by Kat Devitt; Poetry, by Lisa Stice.

Doubts? Discuss with us! We look forward to hearing from you.

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we also expect correspondence from you once your piece(s) are accepted elsewhere (before we’ve sent in the word to you). Also, the rights revert back to you upon publication, but please make sure you allow us to be grateful to you — let us have the first publication credits (that helps spread the word).

For submitting to the our issues, title your submission with your last name, and genre. Thank you!

We had selected for the first issue (from around 125 submissions), and are on our third (and readying for the fourth) issue; rest assured, you will be kept updated. Also, we are hoping to responding to every submission within 12 weeks (which we did in case of issue 2!).

Because we are very young now, we are not a paying market, but we will do our best to promote our artists every which way. Also, you could consider donating, so as to help us become a paying market soon.

Another question in the quirky head? Please use the contact form below.

We are looking for volunteers, wish to join us? Please use the contact form.

We read all forms of poetry but, as it is, our contributors wish to know, and ask, what sort our editors specifically deal with; so, we are including a list of authors our poetry editor has read lately.

• image courtesy: Muneeba Gul


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