NAW is looking to publish poems beginning 2013. All genres are welcome but the editorial team will accept only the best.
Is there any requirement of an underlying Asian theme for the poems?
No, that criterion is applicable only to the short stories. Poems can be about anything, and about any corner of the world.
All poems must be original and unpublished works of fiction, typed and single-spaced, and may not exceed 100 lines. You are allowed to submit five poems in one calender year.
The selected poems must not have been published previously, even online publication on your blog means that the poem is already published and we will not accept it.
Poems must be submitted in Microsoft Word Document format, as an attachment. Do not send your poem in the body of an email.
In the subject line of your e-mail submission write your full name and the title of your poem.
Each poem must be accompanied by one-paragraph bio written in the third person. Include author’s full name, age, nationality, published work, website, etc. This must be added at the end of your poem, in the same document. (You can attach to the body of the e-mail a recent photograph, too.)
If your poem contains foreign words, include them in a Glossary at the end of your poem, with all the foreign words listed in alphabetical order. All these words must be italicized in the body of your poem.
You can submit only two poems in one calendar year. Please understand that an acknowledgement of the submission does not guarantee publication.
We do accept simultaneous submissions, but the writer must notify us if a poem is accepted for publication elsewhere or wins an award prior to our publication.
We will not edit poems and if the work is not up to the mark or lacking in grammar, it will be rejected.
Submissions may solely be sent via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
By submitting your poem to New Asian Writing, you hereby agree to our Copyright clauses detailed below.
Do not introduce any headers, footers, section divisions, etc., apart from page number (bottom page, center).
Use bold for the main title and the author’s name only.
Indent all paragraphs of your text with one TAB. Do not leave one-line spaces between paragraphs.
Authors will give New Asian Writing permission to publish their work on our website. We retain irrevocable first electronic rights.
By submitting a poem, you certify that the work is original and you are the copyright holder of any quotes used.
After the work is published, New Asian Writing will retain the copyright. The author has the copyright of the text but the published work’s copyright is with NAW. The author has the moral right to be identified as the poet of his work. If the poem is submitted for publication elsewhere after we publish it, the author will acknowledge that it was first published in NAW.
By submitting your poem to New Asian Writing you hereby agree to the above copyright clauses.