The next edition of Life and Legends’ “From the Cradle of Civilization” series focused on “Contemporary Indian Poetry” invites proposals from writers, poets and editors to submit their work. We are open to consider work written in English, but our primary focus is to publish the work written in native Indian languages translated into English, with their original version. We encourage all writers (regardless of their nationalities and ethnic background) to submit their proposals to , describing the nature of the work they are interested in submitting, with their bio and sample work, before sending us their submissions. The writers who are previously published in Life and Legends do not need to send their sample work with their proposals.

We also encourage all writers to familiarize themselves with Life and Legends and read our submission guidelines carefully, before sending their proposals, or submitting their work. We are unable to respond, if the materials received are not submitted according to our guidelines written below. Thank you for your interest!


Life and Legends primarily a poetry journal, also publishes other forms of literature such as prose, translation, non-fiction, video and sound of literary interest from across the world. Our focus is to share diversity in literature by publishing international writings in English, or translated from other languages into English. We create opportunities for newer writers alongside publishing the work of the living legends.

Moving forward, we are not accepting unsolicited materials for publication anymore. This is only to stay true to our mission of publishing international literature in English, or translated into English, not limited to a writer’s ethnic or racial background. We also aim to focus more on publishing poetry than prose. We encourage all writers and poets to send their proposals (indicating what kind of material they would like to submit), with their introduction, and the links of their sample work for consideration, before submitting their unpublished work to us. If you want to send us a prose piece, or translation of a prose piece in English, please indicate, what kind of prose work you want us to consider for publication, before sending your work.

We request all writers to take a look at our previous editions and read the submission guidelines carefully, before submitting their work. We MAY NOT respond, if you have NOT submitted your work according to our submission guidelines. However, we advise you to contact us, if you have followed the guidelines but haven’t heard back from us in eight to twelve weeks.


Life and Legends publishes solicited works of literature and art.

If you are submitting poetry, please send us up to five poems with your abridged bio (all on one doc.) and a photo in JPEG format (attached separately from the doc.) addressed to the editor of Life and Legends via e-mail. All materials must be submitted at one time and sent to –

If your poems are the work of translation, please submit the poems in their original language also (with their English translations), along with the bio and picture of BOTH poet and translator.

Authors must own the copyrights of their works, and translations must be approved by the author (or their agents/agencies), whose work has been translated and submitted to Life and Legends for publishing, unless the work is in the public domain. We DO NOT contact agents or publishers to obtain permission on behalf of our writers and translators. Life and Legends cannot be held responsible for publishing a work of art or literature, that is not submitted according to our guidelines.

We DO NOT accept any literary work that is already published online (in any form), except e-books. Please advise the status of your work (as published or unpublished) below each item submitted to Life and Legends.

All literary works must be submitted on ONE doc (not separately / and not  in the body of the e-mail, with the author’s name, bio and contact info, such as email and mailing address. All pictures must be attached separately in JEPG format.

Acceptable font – Time New Roman. Font size – 12 point.

Due to technical difficulties and time limitations, we are not able able to custom design (fonts or style) of any literary work or art.

It may take us up to 6 months or more to publish a work accepted by Life and Legends. Therefore, we do allow simulations submission, but request the writers to inform us, if their work is already published elsewhere, before they appear in Life and Legends.

All submissions must be e-mailed to –

For other inquiries, please contact –


“Life and Legends” is a non-profit journal. Therefore, we are unable to pay our writers, editors and artists for their contributions. But we acknowledge and give due recognition to your published work.

Artists, Authors and Translators retain the copyrights of their work. “Life and Legends” may re-publish their work entirely, or in a form of excerpts in its future editions (online or in print) and mention them in a relevant context, such as, for the purpose of review and promotion of the magazine elsewhere.
While we fully support freedom of expression, we also respect the sensibilities of all sections of our readers. We will, therefore, be unable to accept poems, stories or review of the books with political or religious overtones (not including the human right issues and other universal concerns that are important to us). We also do not accept any literary work with explicit adult content or language, as this magazine is read by the people of all age group worldwide.

We may publish all kinds of literary works to celebrate artistic freedom and creativity, but the views and opinions expressed by the authors are strictly their own. Life and Legends may not necessarily share or support these views and opinions.

Thank you!

“Life and Legends” is published by the “Silent River Film and Literary Society” a non-profit organization registered in the state of California, USA.


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