weekly feature guidelines
Submissions that are sent without following submission guidelines will be deleted unread.
1 piece, under 1000 words
travelogues/travel writing/culture essays
1 piece, under 2000 words
along with 1-3 separate high-resolution images (jpg/jpeg/png)
photographs should be your own/credited to the photographer (no stock photos)
find the additional special guidelines in this genre/category below
1 piece, under 1500 words
author/editor/publisher/literary agent/artist/playwright/screenwriter/filmmaker etc.
1 piece, under 2500 words
along with 1-3 separate high-resolution images (jpg/jpeg/png) of the person being interviewed, including the name of the photographer, if applicable
1 piece, under 1000 words
along with separate high-resolution images (jpg/jpeg/png) of the book being reviewed (1 image) and the author of the book (1 image), including the name of the photographer, if applicable
things to keep in mind
contributor bio: yes, under 70 words
contributor photo: yes, we will publish a square black-and-white version
multiple submissions: no, please submit in any one category at a time
resubmissions: not unless requested
sim-subs: yes, just let us know and withdraw if accepted elsewhere, but please don't withdraw after agreeing to be published, and please don't ask us to wait until you hear back from another journal
response time: within a week (often sooner) but please query after a month
submission fees: no
payment: we wish we could
We have a strict policy against plagiarism and work deliberately intended to offend any person or group. Upon receiving such submissions, we reserve the right to ban you permanently from submitting to our magazine.
Our readers are (hopefully) mature adults. Eroticism/sensuality is wonderful, but we will reject pornographic work.
Hit us with experimental themes, and difficult subject matters.
Your work may be political but we don't want to be preached at.
While we love work that brings forth your culture, we don't want religious work intended to proselytize.
travelogues/travel writing/culture essays are to be submitted with the following understanding:
if published, you are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information(s) in your piece
if published, in the event the editors receive formal/informal complaint(s) that your piece is inaccurate or misrepresents any person/place/culture/other things, the editors will notify you, and take it down immediately without owning any responsibility (a copy of the complaint will be furnished on formal request only)
the decision of the editors is final, and if you are to contest the claim(s) of the complainant(s), you will do so without placing any formal/informal blame on The Hooghly Review or its editors
you will reimburse the editors if your actions cause the editors any financial loss by way of court fees/fines/otherwise, failing which the editors can sue you to recover the same
rights upon acceptance & publication
COPYRIGHT OF THE WORK REMAINS WITH THE CONTRIBUTOR.
We ask for First Electronic Publication Rights and credits when your work is republished.
We also ask for Archival Rights on our website indefinitely.
We will nominate for awards, if applicable.