Saturday, January 28, 2023

Submission Guidelines


Indian Ruminations (IR) is a digital content publishing platform that showcases literary and non-fiction contents. IR was launched on May 16th 2010 by renowned historian and Padmabhushan Awardee Prof. K.N. Panikkar. On its decade long journey, Indian Ruminations published numerous poetry, fiction and non-fiction content by authors from various nationalities and on diverse topics. Indian Ruminations has conducted multiple international seminars and workshops in the domain of academia and literature. Indian Ruminations welcome submissions in the form of reportage, opinion, poems, fiction, interviews, book reviews, research articles etc. Submissions are accepted year-round. The Manuscript should be original and unpublished work. The submissions to Indian Ruminations should not be made simultaneously along with other publications. Following are the two methods by which you can submit to IR:

  1. Online Submission of Materials

Manuscripts may be sent as email attachments to with a brief profile. The author will be notified by the editors whether the material is accepted for publication.

  1. Hardcopy Submission

Hardcopy may be sent, under exceptional circumstances only, to T.C.No.40/2473-1, Arayalloor Lane, Thirumala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695006, India. Please note that unaccepted material will not be returned. Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation Poems The poems submitted to Indian Ruminations should not be published previously in any print or online media (this is inclusive of personal blogs and social media handles). Poems should be submitted in Microsoft Word format with proper titles and word count. Please be sure that poems are proofread and free of errors before submission. Fiction/Memoir Please limit the word count of fiction pieces to between 2000 – 5000 words. Do not divide words at the end of lines. The journal encourages the submission of suitable royalty-free illustrations along with the submission. All sections should be double spaced including notes, references, extracts, poetry, and figure legends. Reportage, Essays and Opinion Pieces IR features in-depth reportages, opinion pieces and essays on diverse topics of contemporary relevance. We promote analytically produced well-written articles bundled with the support of facts and data. IR will fact-check the authenticity of the facts and data explained. The manuscript should be between 3000 to 5000 words. We suggest pitching to our editors with a 200-300 word rough draft and getting the approval before working on a piece.  Book, Film and Theatre Reviews IR features reviews and critical appreciation of contemporary works in the domain of theatre and film. Review articles should be between 1500-4,000 words. Contributors interested in submitting a review should contact our editorial team at Publishers submitting books for review should send a copy of the book to The Chief Editor, Indian Ruminations, T.C.No.40/2473-1, Arayalloor Lane, Thirumala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695006, India. Please remember to mention the title(s) of the book(s) reviewed at the head of the review in the following style: Author. Title of the Book. Publisher, Year. Print. Amount in Rs./$. Hardback/Paperback Interviews IR welcomes formal interviews of significant people. Interviewers must have extensive knowledge of the subject so that they can engage fully and sensitively with the author’s comments and views. We also suggest that a photo of the Interviewer may be forwarded along with the matter. IR will also consider hosting a recording of the interview online and the editors also recommend that this is discussed beforehand to ensure the recording is of the best possible quality for hosting as a podcast. The format for submission of the recording should be an MP3/MP4 file. The interview should be prefaced with an introduction. The interview should be cleaned by avoiding unwanted/unimportant information and should not exceed a word limit of approximately 1500-4000 words. Seminars, Workshops and Events IR also promotes the dissemination of news articles and upcoming events on literature and events of social relevance. You are requested to limit those to 300 – 350 words and send them in MS Word format. Research Articles The IR journal engages, theoretically as well as practically, with all topics, issues and concerns relating to each and everything around us both from regulative as well as a constitutive maxim. IR welcomes well researched detailed articles with sufficient arguments and references for publication. Formatting guidelines:

  1. IR does not entertain papers that are strictly empirical in their nature or papers that have localized impact alone. However, it does entertain papers that engage with empirical data to unfold or substantiate a conceptual point.
  2. IR does not limit the pages.
  3. IR follow the usage of endnotes rather than footnotes. The number system used for numbering endnotes follows numerals in 1, 2, and case that is superscripted. Endnotes are to be used for further elaborating a point and not for the texting of a reference.
  4. IR follows an in-text parenthetical citation style both for the main body of the manuscript submitted as well as the endnotes that follow the main body.
  5. The articles will be peer-reviewed before publishing.

Contact for Queries: Phone: 94977 60466

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