Write for Setu

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Submission Guidelines

Welcome dear friend!

We accept original theoretical or research articles, book reviews, interviews, poems and short fiction, as electronic submissions via email as attached documents (Microsoft word only). The important details like the name and affiliation of the author must be given in a brief covering letter in the main body of the message

A brief covering letter and a courteous tone are always appreciated than a bald submission sans a polite salutation and a complimentary close to a team that devotes their time on your works and wants it to make these better. Many writers tend to avoid such basic things in their communication. Hence, this appeal.

Submission must be in a single attachment. Subject line must be : Submission of Poem/ Fiction/ Article etc. The email must include the statement claiming that you have read the submission guidelines, you agree to the policy of the journal and that the submission is original and does not contain plagiarized material.

You are requested to maintain a gap of a minimum of three months between submissions. The same  should be emailed to setuedit@gmail.com.

Please also attach your latest front-face photograph and a brief bio, along with your creative documents.
If not followed as per the given guidelines, the said submission is liable for summary rejection.

Wait for three months before making queries.

All submissions get duly processed; individually attended to and proper notifications sent.

Please, be patient!

Format of the critical papers and articles

Authors are requested to follow the MLA style strictly, while preparing the research articles. Authors are also requested to include the following in the format of their articles/ essays :

1. Full title with subtitle, if any. Times New Roman font, size 14, bold (not all capital letters). Please do not underline the titles and italicize the in-text citations.
2. Name and affiliation of the author/s.
3. An abstract of the article of about 100-150 words.
4. Authors should note that the main body of the text should be prepared in such a way that no formatting is needed afterwards. Heading, sub-headings and illustrations should be well incorporated within the main body of the article. Times New Roman font, size 14 and justified.
5. There is no word-limit for path-breaking and quality articles. In general, well-argued essays/ articles should not exceed 5000-6000 words, inclusive of works cited.
6. All portions of the articles should be single-line spaced, with neutral background.
7. Author should be careful regarding grammatical and typographical errors.
8. All essays submitted must be in English for review. Quotations in languages other than English must be accompanied by translations and font file.
9. All images and other artifacts must be sent as attachments. Please do not embed images in the word documents.
10. Ensure that the background color is neutral and there are no white patches in your word document.
11. The docs---text; brief bio and a recent front picture---should be preferably sent as attachments.

Please note: Do not decorate your submission with lines, borders, special characters etc., which may lead to rejection.

Fiction, Non-fiction (Creative) and Poetry

Our mission is to publish the finest fiction (up to 10,000 words), with special attention to character-driven stories that examine the depths and heights of emotions and motivation from a broad variety of cultural and social perspectives. We are also interested in more experimental narratives as well as well-written flash fiction (1,500 words or less). Surprise us with your writing. There are no restrictions on subjects and themes. For poetry, we aim to publish challenging and engaging works by both established and emerging poets.

Please note:

---Fiction: Submit one piece at one time. Literary or radical fiction preferred. Flash of around 700 words welcome.
---Creative non-fiction and life stories, well-executed, are also considered.
---Poetry: Submit up to five poems at one time. Radical style, theme and imagery most preferred.
---Include a short third-person biographical note in your submission.
---Only previously unpublished works are considered.

Important: For poetry submission, please use bold font for the titles. Place your name after the first title. Do not use copy-right declaration, after each poem, as it distracts and arrests the flow. The copyrights rest with you as the poet/author. The compliance saves lot of work for the volunteers working as advisers on the edit board---Ed.


Interviews should be short and not exceed five pages at any cost. The literary conversations must show familiarity with the writer and discuss the technical issues related to craft, style, politics and vision, among other allied topics. These can serve as resource for future or present scholarship on a given author and their works.

At no point, the platform be used as a promotion for either of the two involved in the talk.

It must remain brief, objective, critical and analytical; not flattering. 

Please get the interviews approved before sending as a formal document---length and questions in general in order to avoid conflict of interest later on.
Interview pitches are welcome.

Serious writing is main focus.
Emerging and established voices can be probed through interviews.

Book Review

Book reviews follow the current international standards and should contain all the necessary publication and other details details about the author and book; a demonstrated familiarity with the domain, form and styles, much appreciated by the edit team.

Brief bios, along with the visuals of the books, concerned authors and reviewers, a must.


Setu is entitled to publish submitted work in any form (online or in print). The editor-in-chief can also reproduce the submission in any form (book/ anthology) and authors will be reported about the publication in other form. We allow our authors flexible rights to republish and reproduce and distribute their published contents with third parties anywhere in any format on the following conditions:

1. The authors will inform the editor-in-chief about the intended republication or reproduction by third parties by sending a signed letter.

2. The authors will acknowledge credits to Setu as the first publisher and include the URL (the original link location) in their works.

Fee and Payment

All submissions to Setu are free. We do not charge any submission fee or reading fee. We  do not charge our readers. There is no provision for payment to authors.

Plagiarism Policy

By submitting paper for publication to the journal, you as contributor/ author/ co-author state that:
You are fully aware that plagiarism is wrong and you know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and pretend that it is one’s own.

You declare that each contribution to your work from other people published or unpublished sources have been acknowledged and the sources of information have been referenced.

You certify that you will not allow anyone to copy your work with the intention of passing it off as his/her own work.

You certify that you are solely responsible for any incomplete reference that may remain in your work.