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Submissions for The Aleph Review print edition are now closed. 

The Aleph Review accepts submissions for the website throughout the year. There is no set theme for these submissions.  We recommend reading the following guidelines before sending in your piece. 

Eligible Submissions:

The Aleph Review is looking for fresh, unpublished work in English. We accept jargon and colloquial phrases in languages other than English, but not bilingual submissions. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but you must withdraw your contribution if you are accepted for publication elsewhere.


Please submit your work to: (follow submission guidelines below).


Submission Guidelines:

Our reading period for digital submissions is six (6) weeks. If you do not hear back from us by then, you are free to submit your work elsewhere. You may not publish an accepted piece elsewhere.

Word limit for short fiction: 2,500 - 4,000 words

Line limit for poetry: 60 lines

We accept one short fiction piece OR up to five poems per submission. All poems should be submitted in a single document. Multiple poetry documents will not be entertained.


You may reach out to us on the email address above with a pitch for essays, book reviews and other non-fiction prose pieces, as well as visual poetry, videos or other digital submissions.


Submitting your work to The Aleph Review signifies that you have submitted a final version. No further changes to your submission will be accepted. So please make sure you double-check everything, including names of journals, books, etc., in your bio as well as any direct quotes included in your submissions.


The Aleph Review’s editorial team reserves the right to edit your piece for clarity and technical correctness without sharing the final proofed version with you. Any major changes will be discussed with you before we publish your piece.


The Aleph Review currently does not provide remuneration for submissions.


Submission Format:

Submit in one MS Word file, in the following format. Submissions in any other format will not be entertained.

  • Your submission/s 

  • A byline with your name, brief bio (max. 150 words), a hi-res author’s photograph, your email address, and title of your piece clearly stated at the top

  • Use UK English spellings and standard punctuation

  • No paragraph indentation for prose pieces

  • Any stylistic punctuation or formatting for poetry and/or prose must be stated at the top of the piece

  • Label the file(s) as: 

    • For prose: [Name]_Prose_[Title of piece]

    • For poetry: [Name]_Poetry Submission


You may reach out to us over social media (@thealephreview on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) or via email ( for any clarifications.


Thank you!

Mehvash Amin
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Hassan Tahir Latif
Managing Editor

Mina Malik

Prose Editor

Afshan Shafi
Poetry Editor

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