Hi Alok,I got to know you through LinkedIn and found your e-journal Ashvamegh – a unique of its kind, inspiring and motivational monthly magazine that fosters the spirit of English language thereby giving breath to the young budding writers: You really deserve kudos for this laudable deed! It’s indeed an innovative venture that not only strengthens the wing of literature but also provides a creative space to nurture the budding talents turn out mature! I am also interested in English & Urdu poetry since my childhood days. Although, I have been a science student academically, yet English literature has always been my fascination and poetry rather fascinating. Presently, I have been residing in Delhi working as writer with the corporate, but I would love to be the part of your publication with my original writing in the form of poetry, short stories and reflective articles. I originally hail from Bihar. If you seek, I will send my profile.Shahnawaz 9911822939
I am impressed and inspired by the idea of this literature journal. These people are really devoted to literary revival. The free services of article publishing and others are very good and supportive to the young students and academicians. I wish them all the success and hope people use this platform. Rahul
Lovely to meet You again an again. Issue August is very fine and goo. Blessed Be¡
I am impressed with the simple design and great concept of this english literature journal. I came here searching for scholarly articles and found some great ones about english literature and poets in the archives. I would love to make some submissions once I start writing. Interviews are great to read, only request that could come in mp3 format to listen!
I have seen many journals of english literature and poetry magazines in India. Ashvamegh is best, simple, and user oriented! I like it!
Alok, and team. I am very impressed with your magazine. It is polished, professional and displays a user friendly format. I had no idea it was a recent adventure. Here in the states, most commercial magazines have become overly formatted and even go so far as to stress format over content. Even a profound, informative and enlightening articles must adhere to a strict format to be even considered for publication. I really enjoy the sense of freedom your magazine offers its submitters, and do hope you don't become overly formatted.I look forward to reading future issues of this excellent and well designed magazine. You and your team are to be congratulated for excellent work.
Having read the 3 issues of this wonderful magazine I can only say that I hope more Writers of like mind get Writing' and support it. The format is a challenging one but I believe essential in today's insane world where Spirituality and Peace are i struggling to be heard above the din of commercial worth.Writing can give Hope where there was none and this magazine is a good starting point and gives Writers the green light to go ahead and 'make a difference' through creativity. I wish the team all the success in the world.
Dear authors, Thanks for writing in. We have looked into the issues you raised. We have relocated our office to New Delhi. That is why there is some delay in our April Issue. As far as the need to rewrite the guidelines is concerned, we are doing it asap. Thank You
I am most impressed by the concept, masthead, general format, and--most of all--by the passion and dedication of the ASHVAMEGH editorial staff in selecting some fine work for these first two issues.. You have attracted some excellent work.Notwithstanding my strong support for your Journal--I certainly intend to submit further work for your consideration--I wish to strongly underscore Richard Atwood's complaint about altering IN ANY WAY, HOWEVER SMALL, the text that a poet has submitted. As a poet, I "use the page" with a great deal of thought. A sudden five or eight spaces between words in a line, is a 'white space' there for a reason. A single-spaced poem MUST be printed in the Journal exactly that way. Your responses abve, Alok, indicate that you are going to see to these matters, and I commend your openness.You can make your life easier by insisting that authors submit their work in a preferred font and a preferred size, say TNR or Ariel or whatever 12 pt. Many Journals insist on this in their Submission Guidelines. That way, your staff can work on space requirements, page overruns, etc. early on in the editorial process. They'll be so grateful they'll buy you dinner......With RespectClark Cook
Respected ma'am, many thanks to write in. The most important thing is - there are no theme for future issues until mentioned in the blog. So please feel free to write in. Moreover, I have looked into the matter and assure our contributors of no further compromise with their content in any way. Thank you for your good wishes to us. I am waiting to see your works with us. Thank YouAdded later: You can send your comments with title of work referred and we will publish it in our next issue in a dedicated comments section.
Hello Alok, I read a few poems in the March Issue. Do you allow reader's comments. I liked- Parchment, by Clark Cook.I was unable to post my work for the issue, as I realized very late, Poetry submissions are theme based.What is the theme for the next issue. Do you really think it's important to have a theme.I do agree with Richard Atwood, that the formating, line breaks, punctuation marks etc. should not be edited without prior permission of the poet.Overall the journal is impressive and contributions very impressive. Wish you and your team all the best in this literary journey. Warm RegardsMamta Agarwal
I am just finishing my BA IN PHILOSOPHY on 9 th april 2015 from nannaya university in andhrapradesh. intrested and inspired to hear our culture being developed by young Indians,happy to know about this through Alok
We appreciate the remarks by our honourable member, Ken W. Simpson. The authors are contacted appropriately upon their works being accepted or turned down. We will take care in future that we leave no communication barred. Thank YouThe Ashvamegh Team
I agree entirely with Richard Atwood. I had no idea poems were being changed without the knowledge and agreement of the poets concerned.I can only speak for myself, but I also think contributors should be informed if any of their submissions have been accepted or rejected.I have been impressed by the quality of the poetry and the essays In the first two issues but doubt the need to have a monthly theme, because the poetry and the essays featured each month do represent contemporary thought.
Respected, Richard Atwood, We appreciate your complaint (and we really did, however, want suggestions/complaints). Things you have mentioned will be looked after; we assure you and all. Nothing, moreover, can be perfect! It must be some silly mistake by the typing or the managing staff. Whatever be the case, the fault will be looked into and solution will be reached. Many thanks to write in.
I was glad to be included in your first two issues. You did, however, want commentary. Generally a nice magazine, and glad you have included many from different areas of the world as contributors.However, one major complaint... the editorial staff should not be altering poet's poems. Meaning, how a poem is submitted is the way the poet wants his work to appear.1. Do not change the formatting of the poem's line structure -- (you did this by centering most of the poetry on the pages).2. Do not add punctuation that was not in the original -- (if you feel you must do so, you should contact the poet and tell him why this might be necessary -- or he may choose to withdraw his material from publication). By doing this, you are changing the work into something the poet did not intend, or the way it was intended to be read.Things like this do not make many "artists" happy. It's a bit like saying we love your painting, but we want to make your sky red instead of blue. And then you do it. Not a good idea.Nonetheless, any publication credit is nice to have. I give you best wishes for further issues.Rick Atwood(Originally posted in March 2015)
It was a nice issue and I look forward for another fine issue from this magazine. I love the dedication from the team to promote literature and creative writings! (Originally posted in March 2015)
Many thanks for your words, dear Anna. We hope to be inspiring to the authors and scholars. (Originally posted in March 2015)
This is a great effort, a nice platform for the writers around the world. I wish success to the Ashvamegh team! (Originally posted in March 2015)