nether is a literary journal based in India. From 2009-2014 we published six print issues & sixteen fortnights (online issues).

We’ve recently revived nether; we’ll now run as an online quarterly with one annual print issue. Our first revival issue is now live.

We are now reading for our third issue, due in March, 2021.

Guest editor: To be announced soon


We publish texts across all genres. We’re also interested in art, photography, and work which might overlap across all these forms. Submit between 2-5 poems and 1-2 pieces of fiction (Under 5,000 words). Please attach your submissions as a Word document, and please include a short bio (max 100-150 words) in the document. For art we prefer jpeg or pdf formats.

We have an “OPEN” section (on submittable) for work which doesn’t fall under the above categories. If you’re submitting via email please write OPEN in the subject if you think your work defies categorization.

Recommended file title: ‘Firstname Lastname_Submission type‘ (Prose, Fiction, Poems, Open)

Please submit all submissions of the same type in a single file.

If your writing requires special formatting, and must be sent in PDF, please note that we use the font Garamond, size 11, for all our issues. It would be great if you could format your text using this font.


We consider unpublished work only. You are welcome to submit your work simultaneously to other publications, but if it is accepted for publication elsewhere, you are required to let us know immediately.

Submit (if you use submittable) or via email at

*nether reserves first-publication rights. Individual authors/artists retain the copyright of their work. nether Quarterly is free to read and, unfortunately, we don’t pay our contributors as of now.  

For all other queries, and if you’d like to come on board one of our issues as a reader, email

Avinab Datta-Areng
Divya Nadkarni

Social Media Manager: Meghna Prakash

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