Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the Asian region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal’s scholarly depth and geographic scope.

Akda is published biannually, in March and September, but will accept submissions year round. Submissions, which are assumed to be original, unpublished work, should range from 5,000 – 8,000 words (inclusive of notes) and should follow the MLA parenthetical documentation style. Authors should also include a title page with keywords, 200-word abstract, and a short bio note with their submission. The September issue is an open issue with no thematic preferences; the March issue will be thematically organized and will be edited by a recognized scholar in the field.

Akda also accepts submissions of fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, and the essay, creative writing that bends or crosses generic boundaries, as well as literary book reviews. Submissions must be in, or translated into, English. Translated work must be submitted with the consent of both author and translator.

Deadline for submission for our inaugural open issue is on April 30, 2016. Email your submissions to [email protected]

For inquiries, email: [email protected]

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