The Four Quarters Magazine is a non profit publishing venture from India dedicated to the fostering of creative writing in English. The Magazine shall be published every three months in a digital format. Enthusiasts from different professional backgrounds across several cities in India as well as from outside the country are part of this venture and the editorial board of the magazine. The Magazine also has an expanding peer review group comprising, even as of now, of writers and poets whose work has been widely acclaimed and well received all over the world.
All submissions should be made either here, or at our submission email inbox: submissions(at)tfqmagazine(dot)com. We will not consider any other forms of submission. Any enquiries about the magazine may be sent to this email inbox: firstname.lastname@example.org. In such a case, please start the subject line with the word "Query." We accept only original, unpublished material. Even if your work has been displayed on your own Web page, we shall consider it published. If you have shared it on Facebook, or any other social networking site, then chances are we will consider it for publication, but you will be requested to confirm that it is no longer on view online. Each submission must be accompanied by a disclaimer by the author stating that the work submitted by them is ORIGINAL and UNPUBLISHED.
The Four Quarters Magazine is a magazine for creative writing in most of its aspects. We realize that there are different definitions of what creative writing is, and most of them have their own merit. In our magazine, we shall only consider the following genres for publication:
POETRY: A minimum of three short poems (14 lines) and a maximum of five are desired. For longer poems to be published, the opinion of our peer review group is considered. We may need to discuss such cases with the authors in question.
PROSE FICTION: There is no upper word limit for submissions in this category. There is no lower word limit as such, but a minimum limit of 500 words is expected, but that depends on the author.
PROSE NON-FICTION: There is no upper word limit for this category. There is a lower word limit in this case and that is 1000 words.
EXPERIMENTAL: This is a rather broad classification as you would think. In spite of our best efforts at conformity, newer ways and methods of writing do emerge. We are very interested in such ‘new’ work. In this case there is no upper/lower limit. However, an extensive peer review and editorial discretion will determine whether your work in this category will be considered for publication. There shall be no discussion with the authors in this case. This is part of our publication policy.
We also ask that the author should not post their accepted work anywhere on the Web, or in print, for 30 days after its exclusive appearance in our digital print issue. After this period, all rights revert back to the writer but we ask that you acknowledge the Magazine in any subsequent printing of the material published here, be that on the Web or in hard copy.
Please note that we are also asking for one year archiving and anthology rights. Anthology rights are secondary, meaning that the author may sell his or her work to any other anthology market providing that 30 days have passed after the publication with our magazine. For your information, The Four Quarters Magazine DOES NOT pay for published work. We are a non-profit enterprise and plan to stay that way.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these following guidelines.
· The submission has not been previously published; it is not in the public domain; nor is it before another journal or publisher for consideration.
· The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. (No pdf files, please)
· All URL addresses in the text are activated and ready to click.
· The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). We prefer Arial, Courier and Times New Roman to other fonts.
· Our target is to reply as soon as possible, and we do allow simultaneous submissions. Please inform us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere. If your work is accepted for The Four Quarters Magazine, please withdraw it from other agencies immediately. These guidelines have been created to make the editors' lives easier and our replies to you faster. So please do follow them.
· A cover letter is necessary. Please enclose a 2-3 line third-person bio note without fail. We would like to know whom we are dealing with. We will not consider an anonymous submission.
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