(A) Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submissions open from 12.01AM on 25th September 2020 till 11.59 PM on 31st December 2020.

  2. Submissions are open only for adults (above 18 years) residing in India.

  3. Only poems and short stories (fiction) written in the English language, pertaining to the theme, will be accepted as submissions. Translations are not solicited at this moment.

  4. Submissions only to be sent via email to submissions@ratioauream.com.

  5. Stories/poems must be original, must not be published previously either in print or via electronic media (including personal blogs, Facebook, and/or any other social media platforms). Please note, we have a strict anti-plagiarism policy.

 

(B) Submission Fee[1] Guidelines for Poetry:

  1. Submission fee for poems -  INR 200/- for up to two poems, and INR 200/- for each additional poem.

  2. No more than 10 poems may be submitted by any one individual, for consideration.

  3. Payment Gateway - https://bit.ly/cityscapes-poems.  

  4. Please attach your payment receipt/screenshot in your submission email. Please note, entry will not be accepted without valid payment.

 

 (C) Submission Fee[1] Guidelines for Short Stories:

  1. Submission fee for short stories - INR 400/- per story.

  2. No more than three short stories may be submitted by any one individual, for consideration.

  3. Payment Gateway - https://bit.ly/cityscapes-stories.  

  4. Please attach your payment receipt/screenshot in your submission email. Please note, entry will not be accepted without valid payment.

(D) Formatting Guidelines:

  1. All submissions must be sent in a Microsoft Word Document (.doc/.docx) format, as an attachment. Do not submit your poems/stories in the body of your email, as those will not be considered.

  2. Subject for your submission email must be mentioned as “Cityscapes Anthology Submission”.  

  3. Word limit for poems: 50 - 250 words (not exceeding 60 lines per poem)[2].

  4. Word limit for short stories (fiction): 2000 - 5000 words[2].

  5. Please include your name, age, your handle/profile on any social media platforms (public profile) and list the titles of all poems/short stories you are submitting, with their respective word counts, in the body of your email.

  6. Your document/s text should be formatted as Times New Roman, Font Size 12, with 1.5 spacing and left alignment.

 

(E) Copyright Guidelines:

  1. Any poems/stories submitted for this anthology cannot be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Once the selections are made public by us, rights to the works which are not selected, will automatically revert to the authors.

  2. By submitting your work, you certify that the work is original, and you are the sole copyright holder.

  3. If you need to publish the submitted/selected work elsewhere, contact the Editors at editors@1-618.in and consideration will be given on a case-to-case basis. 

  4. By submitting your work to Ratio Auream Publishers LLP, you hereby agree to the above copyright clauses.

 

(F) General Information:

  1. Selected authors will be notified via email only. Non-response for more than 15 days will result in forfeiture. 

  2. Queries will not be entertained via direct messages/comments/tweets on our social media platforms.

  3. For any queries please email us at contact@ratioauream.com.

(G) Checklist
Please make sure you check all the following aspects before sending us your submission email: 

  1. Subject Line.

  2. Document Format (.doc/.docx).

  3. Name, age, payment receipt.

  4. Word limit.

Non-adherence to submission guidelines will result in rejection of the entry. Your submission will not be read unless all formalities are complete.

 

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[1] -  If you are struggling under financial constraints or have extenuating circumstances, please get in touch with us at editors@1-618.in

[2] - If your poem/story exceeds the word limit, please mention this in the body of your email, and it will be taken under provisional consideration. The final decision will rest on the editors’ discretion.

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