Friday, April 3, 2015

Call for Submissions with South Asian Connection: Jaggery

The online literary journal Jaggery seeks submissions of fiction (short fiction or novel excerpts), poetry, artwork, essays and reviews. Submissions will remain open throughout the month of April. 

The current issue and more about our open call can be found at our website. Payment is $25.00 for prose, poetry, and art.

Designed to promote conversation between homeland and diasporic communities around the globe, Jaggery’s fifth issue included work by Mira Jacob, Sandip Roy, Jibanananda Das, Sabrina Ghaus, Shloka Shankar, Khairani Barokka, Susheela Menon, Celeste Regal, Samina Farooq, Dinusha Jayawardane and an interview with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Editor-in-chief Mary Anne Mohanraj says the name Jaggery was inspired by the unrefined dark brown sugar used as sweetener throughout South Asia.

“Jaggery reflects not only modern South Asia, but also its colonial history. We aim to provide a literary and artistic experience that is dark, complex, intense — and provocative.”

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