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 second issue, due in December, 2020.

Guest editor: Manjiri Indurkar

For this issue, Manjiri is looking for new voices. She’s especially interested in what people are writing under the current circumstances (and she doesn’t mean COVID), and how the current political climate–in India, but also across the world–informs your writing.

Please note: writers published in the last issue will not be considered for the December issue. Even if you submit again, your work will be considered only for subsequent issues.


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. 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.

We consider unpublished work only.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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