We publish original poetry, prose on poetry, and interviews three times a year. At the moment, we are only able to read and evaluate work that is written in English.
Poetry is gathered through general submissions, though once in a while we solicit works from poets we read and admire. We also have a fondness for poets who have never published their work before.
Prose on poetry may be submitted as book reviews, essays on contemporary poetry, poet writing on another poet, or interviews. For the moment, prose on poetry is limited only to Indian Poetry in English.
To submit poetry, please send 4-6 previously unpublished poems in a single file with a short cover letter. You may also include a bio with your submission, but please know that we do not publish bios anymore. Response time varies; you should hear from us in eight to ten weeks. Please do not query about your submission until ten weeks have passed.
We don't count poems on personal blogs or websites as "published". We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us in the event of your poem(s) being accepted for publication elsewhere. Please be mindful of the guidelines as any submission which does not follow them will be discarded.
To submit your work, we request you to use our submission manager. It is a great platform for submitters to keep track of their submissions and also for us to maintain the database. Direct all queries to email@example.com, but please note that this email is not for making submissions.
We require first serial rights for the poems or artworks we publish, with copyright reverting to the author 30 days after publication. We request to be acknowledged in any future reprinting or publication of poems or artworks that first appeared in Vayavya.
Mihir Vatsa | Publisher
Shalim M Hussain | Poetry Editor
Alex Nodopaka | Editor Emeritus (Art)
Avradeep Bhowmik | Co-founding Editor & Editor in-spirit
& and we look forward to reading your work!