|Kahani Theme List 2010-2011
Feature Query Due
Short Story Due
Kahani is always seeking non-fiction feature articles
to complement editorial themes. Articles can range
from 400 to 600 words. They must be creative, well-researched,
Departments include (but not limited to):
Brain Food – a math and science column
For Real! – a quirky factoid column
Smart Art – a how-to craft/activity feature
Writers may propose article ideas. E-mail all queries
to firstname.lastname@example.org and write ‘Feature Query’ in
the subject line. Attach published writing samples if
you have any. If interested, we will contact you after
the due date has expired.
We seek short stories that complement the main theme,
and focus on adventure, mystery, and humor. Children
of South Asian descent growing up in North America must
play a significant role in the stories. Characters must
be well developed without resorting to stereotypes and
conflicts should be resolved through positive example.
Stories should be empowering and not didactic, nor focus
excessively on issues of "bicultural angst".
Stories should be based in North America, but where relevant,
can also take place in the character¡'s native
Stories should be 950 words or less, and must appeal
to younger readers if read aloud. Poetry is accepted
Please note exact word count (excluding author name and
story title) on your manuscript. Stories should be typed
and single spaced. Please include your name, address,
telephone number, and e-mail address on the first page
of your manuscript and cover letter. Also include any
publication credits. For reprints, please query first.
First Time/Unpublished Writers: Because the turnaround
time for every Kahani issue is short, manuscripts must
be edited by a writing group or writing teacher
prior to submitting to Kahani. Many such resources can
easily be found on the web.
In the Spotlight:
This series focuses on South Asian individuals who, because
of their life and work experiences, serve as strong,
positive role models to the readers. Financial success
is not a criterion. Rather, the stories should inspire
a ‘can do’ attitude for the children.
Spotlight seeks an eclectic collection of South Asian
individuals ranging from the successful chef to the