Monday, October 16, 2006

South Asian Review: Creative Writing Special Issue

(Note: this is a test post using the "Publish to Blog" function of Google's new "Docs" feature.)

I've been actively involved with the South Asian Literary Association for a couple of years. This winter the journal associated with the organization, South Asian Review, is scheduled to have a special issue devoted to creative writing. If you have something to submit, you might want to contact the editor:

South Asian Review (SAR) will publish a special issue (26:3, 2006) devoted exclusively to creative writing in all genres. South Asian writers from around the world are invited to submit their writings on any subject, while writers of other backgrounds may submit their writings only on South Asian subjects. Since the creative writing section in SAR (25.3, 2005) was given exclusively to poetry, submissions in genres other than poetry will receive special consideration this year. We would particularly like to hear from writers of short fiction and creative non-fiction (including memoir and travel writing). Translations from Indian languages are especially welcome. Because of space limitations, we cannot publish prose works that are longer than 20 pages (5000 words). Poets are advised not to submit more than five of their best poems (2000 to 3000 words). Submissions that exceed suggested word limits may not be considered. All submissions should be accompanied by a statement that the original compositions or new translations submitted by the writer/translator have not previously appeared in print or online. Translators must have in hand permission from the original authors or their estates to publish the translations.

South Asian Review is a forum for the members of the South Asian Literary Association (SALA). All contributors to SAR must already be members or become members before their writings appear in the journal. For membership information, please contact SALA Treasurer, Dr. Pennie Ticen, at Members of SALA receive all issues of SAR and SALA Newsletter and participate in annual SALA conferences (Dec 26-27) at discounted registration rates.

Incidentally, the SALA conference is going to be in Philly this December, so I'll definitely be around for some of it at least.


ennis said...

Isn't SALA an unfortunate name for a South Asian conference?

9:04 PM  
Amardeep said...

Uh... I'm sure that thought has gone through the minds of everyone in the group from time to time!

It's still a pretty convenient/ appropriate name for the group.

9:39 PM  
Kerim Friedman said...

Just as long as people don't get confused with the "Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects"!

5:59 AM  

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