Submission Guidelines

Dear Contributors,

We thank you for your interest in The Aleph Review and eagerly await your creative contributions for the sixth volume, to be published in early 2022. A few rules to make life easier for everyone! Please do read the following thoroughly

  • The theme is: Comic Relief

  • Poets may choose to opt out of the theme; prose submissions have a higher chance of acceptance if they adhere to it. 

  • The Aleph Review publishes fresh, unpublished work—aside from its archival section, which documents and features work by writers who are no longer alive. In this spirit, please ensure that you send us original work that has not appeared in other publications, print or digital.

  • Our deadline for contributions is July 31st, 2021 and all work must be submitted either to the editor who has reached out to you or directly to All contributors will be informed of our acceptance decision by September 20th, 2021.

  • Along with your submissions, please attach a brief biography of a maximum of 50 words and a high-resolution digital colour photograph of the author for inclusion in the publication. The image resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Your full name (please ensure correct spelling!) should be added as a byline to your work, in the biography and in the image filename. Revisions to the bio after submission will not be entertained. Your submission email must have the following attachments: work with by-line and genre on top, the bio (50 words) and the photo of the contributor, preferably in colour. Incomplete contributions will not be entertained.

  • All submissions are to be sent in Microsoft® Word format using 12-point Times New Roman font. Please use double quotes for dialogue or speech and do not indent paragraphs. The Aleph Review uses UK spellings, so if you send your document with US English spellings, please note they will be changed. Any stylistic formatting, i.e., lower case used throughout or lack of punctuation, should be made clear. Label your files as: Full Name_Prose/Poetry_Title of Work. Submissions in any other format will not be entertained or acknowledged.

  • Prose submissions may not be longer than 2,500 words. Poems may not be longer than 47 lines. Punctuation and grammar rules do not apply to poetry. You may send one prose piece and a selection of up to five poems for our consideration. All five poems should be sent in one document. Multiple poetry documents will not be acknowledged. 

  • Please doublecheck that any direct quotations/excerpts included exactly match the original writing/speech and any sources cited/footnoted are complete and accurate (including author/editor/publishers’ names, year and place of publication, etc.).

  • Please take care to submit your final work. The editors will not entertain any subsequent additions or ameliorations to the text.

  • The Aleph Review editorial team reserves the right to make or provide suggested edits (e.g., with regard to form or tightening the writing, if required) along with normal grammatical, punctuation and formatting changes. 

  • We allow authors to submit their contributions simultaneously to other publications, but you are required to withdraw your contribution to The Aleph Review in case it gets selected by another publisher prior to our acceptance decision.

  • Please note that our acceptance of your submission implicitly implies that you may not publish elsewhere until after The Aleph Review is out in print. If, after it appears in The Aleph Review and you wish to re-publish the accepted piece in another journal/book/online platform, please include an acknowledgement in the publication that it appears ‘Courtesy of The Aleph Review’ and also inform us where you are going to publish it. If your submission appears in another publication prior to the release of The Aleph Review—unless under special or unavoidable circumstances by prior mutual agreement—it will be immediately withdrawn from further consideration by us.

  • The Aleph Review does not provide financial remuneration for submissions. All authors included in the publication receive a complimentary print copy of The Aleph Review and are entitled to purchase additional copies of all issues at a discounted price directly from Broken Leg Publications.


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

Thank you!

Mehvash Amin

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Ilona Yusuf

Associate Editor

Hassan Tahir Latif

Managing Editor

Afshan Shafi

Senior Contributing Editor