Beyond the preparations for the festivities, the anticipation of Mother's homecoming,
and the requisite shopping, for Bengalis, getting ready for Pujo has traditionally also included waiting anxiously for an assortment of
Pujo-Barshikis or Puja magazines. Therefore, in the spirit of our particular affinity for literary and artistic pursuits, we invite you
to send us your literary contributions to the Sharadiya Patrika, our annual Tri-State Durga Puja (TSDP) commemorative publication. Make
this an outlet for your literary and artistic impulses. As always, we solicit short stories, essays, poems, travelogues, riddles, and yes,
recipes for special, palate-stimulating Bangla Ranna. In addition, you are also encouraged to submit artwork. The contributions may be in
Bengali or English.
At this time, we request that all submissions be received by us
ON OR BEFORE August 15, 2013. As in the past, we would like to adhere to the allowed page or word limits in each category to the extent, keeping
in mind the overall page count of the Patrika. Your kind co-operation in this regard will be much appreciated, and will enable us to produce a
quality literary product.
As always, we strongly encourage literary or artistic submissions by
Tri-State resident children of all ages. They can choose any subject matter, but contributions related to Bengal/India and our culture are
Please read the Guidelines...