nether, an imprint of nether Books, is a journal of literature and art located in Bombay, India. Our primary focus is on literature from India and the Asian continent which contains it, but this never implies a necessary thematic link to the region in the work. Above all, we’re interested in publishing all the potential variations in contemporary writing from anywhere in the world.

We publish texts across all genres. We’re also interested in art, photography, and work which might overlap across all these forms. 
We consider unpublished work only. If you are submitting your work simultaneously to other publications: You know what to do.


Submit or via email at nether.submissions@gmail.com

*nether reserves first-publication rights. Individual authors/artists retain the copyright of their work.


We’re open to reading full-length manuscripts of poetry/ short-fiction / novellas / other texts . 

But, we might be irregular: whenever we find a compelling manuscript, or even two, we’ll publish it.

*Open only to residents or citizens of India 


A B Datta  /  [avinabbdatta@gmail.com]

Divya Nadkarni  /  [nadkarni.divya@gmail.com]



Tashan Mehta   /   [tashan.mehta@gmail.com]

Ujjal Nihil  /  [ujjaldnihil@gmail.com]