Coming Up in Vol 11

We have dedicated this issue of the journal to ‘Form Poetry’, sensitively curated by our guest editor, Smeetha Bhoumik. Narrow Road – Vol 11 is proud to be home to ghazals, sonnets, tercets, sestinae, haiku, tanka, and free verse along with the regular sections of haibun and short fiction. Narrow Road has often struggled for…

Narrow Road Judged Glass House Festival’s “Weighing Raindrops” Haiku Contest

Narrow Road shook hands with the ArtMantram Foundation to curate the first-ever haiku contest at their literary e-festival “Glass House Literary Festival”. Narrow Editors Rohini Gupta, Paresh Tiwari and Raamesh Gowri Raghavan doubled up as judges. The theme was rain, and the judges laid out the following criteria: Most important, you need familiarity with the form…

Smeetha Bhoumik is editing Form Poetry for Narrow Road Volume 11

A Call to Form Form in Poetry This issue celebrates ‘form poetry’. Form in poetry accrues with novel, imaginative expressions that poets create when inspired to see and write in new ways. The new form is harvested over years of innovation and exchange; offering not only beauty but an underlying ability to delve deep into…

Ramya Pandyan edited Short Fiction for Narrow Road Volume 10

Ramya Pandyan is a blogger, author & performer. She was also our guest editor for short fiction on the April (Spring) 2020 edition. These were her guidelines: What are we looking for – Short Fiction We are accepting entries for text-based short fiction. Length We’re accepting submissions that are text only and anywhere between 20 to…

Sivakami Velliangiri edited Poetry for Narrow Road Volume 8

Noted poet Sivakami Velliangiri graciously guest edited the poetry section of the August (Monsoon) 2019 edition. This season had a theme – anecdotal poetry, a genre that has not been dealt with in any print or online journal so far. The editor had been toying with the ‘anecdotal’ for the past forty years. She was curious and anxious…