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Tamarind: a literary magazine

Literary Magazine




We’re a semi-annual literary magazine published in both print and as a digital download carrying fiction and non-fiction relating to science, scientists, and the interaction between science and society.

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 3

Essays, comment, features, biographies, histories, creative non-fiction, personal reflections, or any combination of these are all welcome. The only requirement is that it is related to science, scientists, or the interaction of science with society.

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 3

From short stories to free-form writing. We welcome stories that look creatively at science and the philosophy of science.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We have a particular interest in writing which reflects on science as an artistic and emotional endeavour, or about forgotten, marginalised, or currently underrepresented scientists. Although our core interest is in natural sciences, we will also consider non-fiction about related areas such as medicine, engineering, technology, and social sciences. Payment. We pay in royalties. Royalties will be calculated from the following income sources: Patreon, Print & digital sales.

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    Hilary Lamb


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    Anita Chandran

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