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Zhagaram Literary Magazine

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The Zhagaram Literary Magazine is a publication aimed at publishing culturally-rooted literature and art. Founded in Bangalore, the Garden City of India, we are open to submissions from writers all around the world. Give us a glimpse of your heritage.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    16% *
    Editor reported data
  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

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

  • Accepts previously published

    From the editors

    We publish work that has been previously posted on the author's social media or personal blog. However, we request you take it down upon acceptance. Work previously published by other magazines will not be considered.

    What's that?

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

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors


    What's that?

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


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

Long form poems considered

Art (Cover Art)

Max pieces: 1

Submission may be in ANY medium (physical or digital). Hybrid visual art forms also accepted. Must adhere to theme

Photography (Magazine Cover)

Max pieces: 1

Hybrid visual art forms welcome. Must adhere to the theme

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Don't overthink it too much! When we ask for a cover letter, we're just trying to get to know the person behind the words we've read. Also, we read cover letters only after we've read through the submission. So it doesn't affect our consideration of your work.

  • Eligibility

    We accept submissions from writers of all ages, ethnicities and identities but highly prioritize and encourage submissions from writers who identify as women, POC and young writers.

  • Formatting

    All written work must be 12 pt, Times New Roman. Poems must be single spaced.

  • Author's rights

    All rights belongs to the concerned contributor. We request for publication rights to print your work digitally and to promote it on social media

  • Additional info

    Unfortunately, we are currently unable to pay our contributors but hope to change that soon. Instead, we provide accepted contributors with permanent free passes to all our virtual events. Poets who attend our virtual workshops (for free) will have the option to avail free feedback on their submissions. Zhagaram is run by a single editor and we hope to diversify our team as we keep growing. However, as of now, this means that our knowledge and understanding of the world and its cultures is very limited. This might lead to discrepancies in publishing and if any piece of work published by Zhagaram is ever found to have expressed problematic ideas and views, we kindly reserve the right to take it down.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

22 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

39 days

Slowest response time

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    Deadline: Aug 30, 2024


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    Editor Suchita Senthil Kumar avatar

    Suchita Senthil Kumar