Most Feminist Voice: STP t0 publish one seleced story and essay
Call for Submissions (closed)
For TMYS REVIEW - December 2020
Theme for December 2020 issue:
Sensuosity and Sexuality in Contemporary Fiction
Defining Sensuosity and Sexuality:
Sensuosity implies a gratification of senses. A condition that is pleasing or fulfilling for the needs of the body in correlation with the mind, and not in isolation. Keats was a sensuous, aesthetic artist who wished to live life to the fullest, where every sense at every moment would have optimum participation in his waking, dreaming or fantacizing worlds.
Sexuality is a biological aspect of human identity. It also encompasses social aspects and norms contructed around gender roles and
Call for essays:
1. Who can submit - emerging and established scholars of Humanities
2. Content of the essays - Analytic commentaries with reference to the given theme, on any ONE of the books under this project (listed authors and books are elaborated below)
3. Word limit : 3000-3500 words
4. Mention in the subject line of your submission, the name of the book
you select, the author and 'December 2020'. For example:
THE SCENT OF GOD, SAIKAT MAJUMDAR, DECEMBER 2020.
5. Structural and content guidelines :
a. A suitable title in the beginning of the essay, indicative of the
contributor's primary argument on the book, under the given theme
b. Academic reading and analytical commentary on the book can be
enriched with diverse insights from the theories of History/Psychology/
Philosophy/Literature/Anthropology/Sociology, based on the discipline
of the scholar, to establish the arguments in the essay
c. A bibliography at the end in MLA format
Call for stories :
1. Who can submit - anyone above the age of eighteen
2. The stories can be fiction or nonfiction and should justify the theme.
Relevant definitions of the keywords of the theme are mentioned above
3. Word limit for stories : 2000-2500 words.
4. While making a submission, mention in the subject line :
the title of the story, fiction/nonfiction and December 2020.
For example (if the title of a story is Dreams):
DREAMS, FICTION, DECEMBER 2020
5. Please note : we are not looking for erotica. Any submission that
does not adhere to the theme will be shifted in the list of
general submissions for the website.
Rewards and Year-end Celebrations:
1. TMYS Review - December 2020 issue will release on the last week
of December, 2020
2. Each author will select ONE winning essay analyzing his/her book,
for publication on TMYS Review.
3. EIGHT best stories will go up for publication.
4. Each author may select ONE, TWO or THREE scholars to discuss
their respective papers with him or her.
5. Each discussion session will be moderated by the winning
short story writers whose work will be published in the volume
6. Each session will be webcast.(December 2020/January 2021).
7. The net profit (80% of sales) from TMYS Review - December 2020 issue will be distributed equally among all winning contributors including the scholars and the story-writers.
8. Selected stories that cannot make it to the volume of TMYS Review
December 2020 will be eventually published in separate e-books.
The selected contributors will be notified accordingly via email.
9. One story and one essay will win the title of
Rupa's Choice : Best Reader Connect and receive a book hamper
from Rupa Publications.
10. One story and one essay will win the title of
Simon & Schuster's Choice : Best Thought Leader and receive
a book hamper from Simon and Schuster.
11. One story and one essay will win the title ofPan Macmillan's Choice : Best Language & Expression and receive
a book hamper from Pan Macmillan India.
12. Excerpts from the selected stories and essays will be highlighted on
social media, all through August-December 2020
13. Other than sending email intimations, all winners will be announced
in December 2020 on the social media handles of TMYS:
1. Please adhere to the theme. All submissions to TMYS Review that do not stick to the theme will be treated as general submissions for the website.
2. All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject lines as indicated above. Each submission should include the contributor's introduction (150 words). The submissions should be attached as word files with the email. An HD photograph (jpeg or png only) should also be attached in the same email.
3. All submissions should use Calibri, font size 12; font size 16 for headings and font size 14 for sub headings if any. Line spacing : 1.5
4. Only original and previously unpublished work will be considered.
5. A participation fee of INR 200/- (USD 2.72) will be charged per
contribution. This is a non-refundable fee, but we will do our
best to cooperate in case you have made an error that can be corrected to
help you resubmit. In each such case, our decision will be final.
Post making the payment, please send a mail at email@example.com to register yourself. You may also send us a mail seeking our bank details and make an NEFT payment to our bank post registration, in which case you will receive complete tax waiver. .
***Registration doesn't guarantee publication***
6. Simultaneous/multiple submission is accepted, with the same fee for each submission
7. The participation fee (for this issue) is waived off if you have already published at least 6 (six) stories with Tell Me Your Story. Please don't ask us what if you have published four stories!
8. Decision of the authors/editors will be final.
9. Last date of all submissions : 15th October 2020
10. Contact for Queries : write QUERIES in subject line and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org; we apologise in advance for not responding to obvious or irrelevant queries.
The Authors and Their Books (in alphabetical order):
* The Amazon links are for India; they will change for other regions *
About The Books :
The himalayan love story
The House with a thousand stories
The Forest of Enchantments
The Edge of Desire
When journalist Shruti Ranjan, newly-wed wife of the Deputy Commissioner of Kishanganj in the lawless Bihar of the 1990s, is brutally raped by a 'politically sheltered local goon' all of her attempts at getting justice are crushed by a corrupt and complicit state government.
That's when the charismatic Sharad Malviya a leading member of the Opposition party offers her an unlikely solution: his party's ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections.
Left with little to choose from, Shruti agrees only to realize that being catapulted to an enviable position of power in an all-man's world comes at a price. Caught between her mentor and her spouse - both upright but ultimately flawed men - and a host of envious others who continue to cast aspersions on her character - she struggles to address the larger problems of the country.
Taunted for being called a Draupadi, she makes the curse her identity and resolutely fights her fate.
One Part Woman
With her days split between a passionate marriage and a high-octane television studio job, Homi is a thoroughly modern young woman-until one day she is approached by a yogi on the street. This mysterious figure begins to follow her everywhere, visible only to Homi, who finds him both frightening and inexplicably arousing.
Convinced that the yogi is a manifestation of fate, Homi embarks on a series of increasingly desperate attempts to prove that her life is ruled by her own free will, much to the alarm of her no-nonsense husband and cattily snobbish mother. Her middle-class Kolkata life, and the relationships that define her identity, are disturbed to the point of disintegration.
Following the inexorable pull of tradition, the mystic forces that run beneath the shallow surface of our modern existence like red earth beneath the pavements, Homi ends up in Benaras, the holy city on the banks of the Ganga, where her final battle with fate plays out.
The Scent of God
Missing, Presumed Dead
In a dysfunctional marriage, it may seem convenient when the wife commits suicide, but things aren’t always what they seem...
Battling both a fractured marriage and the monsters in her cranium, Aisha leads a sequestered life on the outskirts of a town in the hills of North India. She struggles to stay functional, and tries to wean herself off the pills that keep her from tipping over the edge. Meanwhile, Prithvi, the husband she once loved, seems as eager to be rid of her, as she is to flee from him. Only her children keep her tethered to her hearth.
One rainy afternoon, Heer, Aisha's half-sister, her father's illegitimate daughter from another woman, appears. Despite her misgivings, Aisha goes into town and never returns. Seemingly unperturbed, Heer slips into her missing sister's shoes effortlessly, taking charge of the house, the kids-even Prithvi, who responds to her overtures willingly. A note found in Aisha's wallet states that she has killed herself, although strange happenings leave room for doubts. But, if she is not dead, where is Aisha? Did she really commit suicide? has she been abducted, or is she hiding? Why does Prithvi not grieve for his deceased wife? And why does Heer vanish without a trace one day, leaving no forwarding address?
Examining the destruction a dystopian marriage and mental illness leave in their wake, 'Missing Presumed Dead' confronts the fragility of relationships, the ugly truths about love and death, and the horrifying loss of everything we hold dear, including ourselves.
DR. MAHUL BRAHMA
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