The concept of body is varied. We sense through it, perceive through it. But how do we sense it, perceive it? It has been compared to nature, it has been used as a symbol – not only in literature but also in philosophy, religion, culture, and politics. We have seen body as a weapon, a form of protest. We have also seen it as a content of abuse, of vulnerability. We have observed many taboos regarding the body. The purity of the body has been given a lot of importance, even though the concept of purity itself is vague. Body has been seen as separte from the soul, often seen as impure, whereas the soul has been seen as pure.

What do you think of your body? How do you feel pain and pleasure through it? What’s your idea of body? Is it only about sexuality or gender? Or do you feel it is a just a vessel for your soul to live in a shape? This is the right time to speak out loud and and voice your thoughts – what do you think of BODY?

Gather your thoughts regarding the concept of “body” for the next issue of Prachya Review – in the form of stories, poems, essays, art, and photography – and send them to us at within 2 December 2017.

Rules for Submission:
1. Send your write-ups in Word file. Include your biography (short, not more than a hundred words) and a photo. Photo is not mandatory, but we prefer including it. 
2. Please mention in the subject of the email which category you are submitting to (e.g. poetry/ story/ drama/ flash fiction/ article/ essay/ review/ art/ uncategorized). And please give the writer’s or artist’s name and the title of the submission as the name of the word file, just to help us keep track.
3. When you are sending poems, please send at least three; it gives us a chance to choose and select.
4. Word limit is 3000 for prose and not more than 300 for flash fiction. There is no word limit for poetry.
5. Please do not send multiple pieces belonging to separate genres, e.g. poems, stories, articles all together. Try to maintain one genre in one contribution; it makes things easier for us.
6. We expect new and unpublished pieces from you. We have no objection whatsoever if you republish your piece. However, we expect you to attribute that it was first published in Prachya Review.
7. Submission for the next issue is open till December 2 , 2017. If the submission is selected, the writer, poet, or artist will be notified by the editors.
8. Please keep patience till the deadline is over. We will notify you about the selection as soon as we can. We are not paying for any writings or artworks but we hope one day we will. So bear with us, read our published issues, and give us your feedback about Prachya Review.

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