(we’re keeping it simple)

  • Open to all residents of Goa, Goans in the diaspora, and non-Goans exploring Goa-related issues. Check our sections/back issues to see what we publish in fiction and non-fiction.

  • To submit, email your entry to the subject line: ‘Joao Roque Review Submission’.

  • You retain full rights to your work. If the story or essay is republished, please do acknowledge as having 'first appeared in the Joao Roque Literary Journal.'

awards BY US

If you are published by us, you qualify for our annual awards judged by external adjudicators and/or in-house editors.

  • Best in Fiction. Rs 10,000 for the winner plus publication in the print edition of The Goan newspaper.

  • Best in Non-Fiction. Rs 10,000 for the winner.

  • Editor’s Choice Award for writing of ‘outstanding literary merit’. Rs 5000 for the winner.

  • Pushcart nomination for one or two outstanding poet or essayists.

  • Three poems of one poet will be nominated for the Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian poetry.

  • Two poets nominated for the annual ‘Best Indian Poetry’ anthology.

  • If we commission a piece from you we pay Rs 2000.

  • We aim to publish a biennial anthology derived of the journal.