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 is editing Short Fiction for Narrow Road Volume 10

Ramya Pandyan is a blogger, author & performer. She is also our guest editor for short fiction on the April (Spring) 2020 edition. She’s looking for the following: 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…

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…

What are we looking for – Haibun

Haibun Haibun is a prose poem that uses embedded haiku to enhance the composition’s overall resonance and effect. And that’s all that we will leave you with. English language haibun is an evolving and highly complex form of writing and if we start delving into the various definitions, do’s and don’ts, is and isn’t, we…

What are we looking for – Poetry

Poetry There are as many definitions of poetry as there are poets. Wordsworth defined poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings;” Emily Dickinson said, “If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire ever can warm me, I know that is poetry;” and Dylan Thomas defined poetry this way:…

What are we looking for – Flash Fiction

We are now accepting short stories as well as quality flash fiction.   Length The only difference between short stories and flash fiction is the length. Short stories should be less than 3000 words. Any longer than that and they will be rejected. Flash fiction needs to be shorter than 1000 words. There is no…

Submission Guidelines

Narrow Road Literary Magazine is a triannual journal published in April, August and December. It focusses on flash fiction, poetry and haibun. The first edition of the journal was invite only. Ever sine then we are open to unsolicited submissions and will read your works during the following periods: June 1 – July 15 for…