Submissions

We are closed, for the foreseeable future for unsolicited submissions of poetry and fiction; we’re still up for creative nonfiction, book reviews and art however … and we wait to hear from you!



Bold + Italic ‘was’ looking forward to submissions from you for our unthemed fourth issue, for which (this time again!) Kat Devitt read fiction and non-fiction, and Lisa Stice read poems alongside Jayant.

We’ve now moved on to reading unsolicited submissions of only book reviews and CNF, and gazing at artworks — please try us!

Very accordingly, please send us up to five of your best (unpublished) poems, two of your fiction and/or non-fiction, and three artworks.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 boldplusitalic@gmail.com (do prefer to copy the address to avoid any errors). A short bio would be loved — anything about you, if that makes sense.

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 our issues, title your submission with your last name, and genre. Also, please mention the title of your pieces in the email. Thank you!


We’ve selected for the fourth issue (from over 225 submissions) — 10 unsolicited poems, 2 featured poems, 2 pieces of fiction and a book review. Also, we did responding to every submission within 12 weeks (um!—except for a couple).

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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