Submission Guidelines

We are inviting short stories, long stories, novellas and poems. Minimum word-count is 200 words. The stories would be edited and processed, with the consent of the author.

WE DON'T ACCEPT : film reviews, sport reviews, political views, religious pieces, essays or articles. We only publish stories.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT STORIES

1. Online submission only; no hard copies.

2. Unsolicited stories - please mail to allreadersandwriters@gmail.com; if you are submitting for the first time, please mail your brief profile (100 words) and high resolution photograph.

3. Submissions should be in English only.

4. Stories will be edited and processed. If there is a need for refining the story or any bigger change needs to be made other than grammar/sentence/spellings, the team will consult the author or request the author to make the necessary amends.

5. The editor's decisions will be final and non-negotiable.

6. Any story submitted can't be withdrawn within the first 14 days of submission. In case the author receives no communication from us within 14 days of submission, he or she can inform us via an email and take the submission elsewhere.

7. When we receive the submissions on our email, we assume that the author has read our Terms & Conditions, as specified below. If any author hasn't then we shall not be held responsible for his carelessness.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1.     You represent that any material, notes, stories, poems, excerpts, books, other pieces of literary work (“Work”) submitted by you or on your instructions, to the owner of the website #TellMeYourStory (“Website Owner”) is your  original creation and does not breach any other person’s copyright or other intellectual property rights. You agree and undertake that you shall be solely responsible for any claims or liabilities, made, awarded or arising on account of any breach of copyright by you or this this representation. If the Website Owner or any member of its employees, advisors, consultants or publishers have to face or defend any legal action or proceedings on account of allegation, claim or finding of breach of copyright by you or any claim is awarded is awarded against them you shall be solely responsible for costs and consequences thereof and shall keep the Website Owner or any member of its employees, advisors, consultants or publishers fully indemnified in this regard. 

2.     You further agree that you have read and understood the terms and conditions and by submitting Work to the Website Owner you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.

3.     You agree that your act of submitting Work to the Website Owner expressly amounts to grant of an exclusive unconditional license on the Work, to the Website Owner. You further agree that such license is terminable only with mutual written consent of the Website Owner.  Provided, however, the Website Owner will have the right to reject or remove your Work in writing after submission or at any other time, without assigning any reason, in which case the aforesaid license shall be deemed to terminate. The Website Owner is not obliged to entertain any correspondence from you or any other party in this regard. 

4.     The Website Owner has absolute discretion to remove the Work from the Website at any time without assigning any reason.

5.     The Website Owner may permit publication of the Work by you in any other media (electronic, print or any other media) by granting prior written consent subject to the publisher wherever else the Work is published, it should be expressly stated in a prominent place, that the Work is sourced from the Website Owner. 

6.     The Website Owner shall endeavour to get the Work published in other websites and other media but shall have no contractual or legal obligation to do so, nor be liable in any manner on failure to do so. In the event that the Work is published elsewhere on account of the Website Owner’s efforts, then the Website Owner shall have the exclusive right to negotiate and agree the terms of such publication including any consideration agreed to be paid by the publisher. The Website Owner shall pay to you, half of the amount of such consideration agreed after it is paid to, and received by the Website Owner, after deducting expenses incurred by the Website Owner in pursuing publication of the Work. You agree and undertake to accept the representation made to you by Website Owner and document in support thereof, of the amount of Compensation agreed and paid, as being true and correct. The Website Owner will not be obliged to share with you any vouchers or bills or break up of expense and expense sheet shared with you shall be considered final proof of expense made.  

7. You further agree and undertake that pursuant to the Website Owner’s attempts to get the Work published elsewhere, if any document or contract or other material is required to be signed by you in respect of your Work and its publication, you will enter into such contract or undertakings as the Website Owner or any third party publisher may reasonably require from you, in order to get the Work published by such third party publisher.

8.      You agree that any dispute or differences arising between you and Website Owner will be resolved amicably in the first instance, falling which by way of arbitration under the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act as applicable at the time of dispute.

9.      Laws of India will apply.

10.    Courts in Mumbai only will have jurisdiction.

 

DISCLAIMER :

1. The information contained in this website is general information about the owner/s or promoter/s of the site. Also it is meant to host content, the right/s of which remain with the owner of the site. Replication of content or violation of terms without the consent of the authorities might invite legal action.

2. This website allows links of other websites, which are not under the control of the owner. The inclusion of such links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of views expressed within them.

3. In no event the owner of the site will be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the owner takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

 

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