Call for Contribution

Theme: How to Study English Literature

Contributions of critical writings are invited from teachers, research scholars and students of any part of the world for the Inaugural Issue. Creative writings are also invited from  students of colleges and universities.

Theme for critical writings: “How to Study English Literature”

Topics (not exclusive but suggestive:

  • How to study English literature as an interdisciplinary subject interlinked with other disciplines like the science and the fine arts
  • Makers of English literature
  • How to develop critical skills
  • How to develop skills in the English language
  • How to prepare answer a long question in the exams.
  • How to study poetry (including individual poets)
  • How to study fiction (including individual authors)
  • Why study the English prose writers
  • Recent trends in New Literatures in English in the erstwhile colonies of England
  • Recent writers in English
  • Principles of creative writing
  • Prospects of studying English literature for profession

Original Creative Writings  from Students:

  • Poems (maximum 5)
  • Short Stories
  • Flash Poems & Graphic Stories (must provide the entire package in tested running mode).

There is no word-limit, but students need to keep in mind that readers on the web do not stay long on a site and a long writing can make them fly away. So the piece must be able to attract, engage and impress the readers in their short stay.

Where to Send: Send your contributions to editor@bcdedu.net.

DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION: JULY 31, 2014

Tentative publication: August, 2014.


Submission Guidelines

For Teachers and Research Scholars

Teachers and Research Scholars can contribute original critical writings aiming the readership of undergraduate students of English to address their needs of

  • Better study materials
  • Information on English literature and authors of our times
  • Access to the higher level of knowledge in other parts of their country and the world
  • Better guidance and innovative approaches
  • More information about their profession and opportunities

A submission needs to

  • Have 2000-3000 words with references
  • Follow following MLA style-sheet reference system
  • Include Endnotes (not Footnotes) if at all necessary.
  • Include short bio-note of not more than 60 words along with a small (not more than 100px in width).
  • Use copyright-free or CC-licensed picture from sources like the Wikipedia and Wikimedia or your own if necessary.

Where to Send: Send your contributions to editor@bcdedu.net and goldenlinemag@gmail.com.

Print Version: Critical writings by teachers and students will be printed in hard format as a single volume at the end of the year. Print-volumes may be sent to the contributors of critical writings if their location is convenient.

NO SUBMISSION CHARGE AND NO PAYMENT: The magazine will be a non-profit academic venture. We will neither charge contributors any fee in the name of Submission Fee, Subscription Fee, Print Version Charge and other dubious illegal hidden fees nor pay them any amount.

Submission Guidelines for Students

Students of colleges and universities studying English in undergraduate and postgraduate levels can  contribute:

  • Original Creative Writings: Poems, Short Stories, Flash Poems & Graphic Stories (must provide the entire package in tested running mode). There is no word-limit, but students need to keep in mind that readers on the web do not stay long on a site and a long writing can make them fly away. So the piece must be able to attract, engage and impress the readers in their short stay.
  • Critical Writings: Original critical writings on any topic of English Literature with (i) Summary/Abstract, (ii) Main Body, (iii) References.
  • Summary of the entire writing in 50-60 words.
  • Reference System: MLA to be followed.
  • Word-limit: 1500-2000 words.
  • Include End-notes (not Footnotes) if at all necessary.
  • Short bio-note of not more than 60 words along with a small (not more than 100px in width).
  • Use copyright-free or CC-licensed picture from sources like the Wikipedia and Wikimedia or your own if necessary.

Where to Send: Send your contributions to editor@bcdedu.net and goldenlinemag@gmail.com.

Print Version: Critical writings by teachers and students will be printed in hard format as a single volume at the end of the year. Print-volumes may be sent to the contributors of critical writings if their location is convenient.

NO SUBMISSION CHARGE AND NO PAYMENT: The magazine will be a non-profit academic venture. We will neither charge contributors any fee in the name of Submission Fee, Subscription Fee, Print Version Charge and other dubious illegal hidden fees nor pay them any amount.