BAGA: call for submissions

9/2/2019 6:00 PM

BAGA: call for submissions

BAGA's Durga Puja magazine is accepting submissions.

We would love to have writers from all over, and just not limited to BAGA members.

BAGA Calendar 2019

Sun, Aug 11, 9:00 AM
BAGA Chess Tournament

3950, Old Atlanta Road, Suite 201
Suwanee, GA 30024
Click here for more information

Sat, Sep 28, 10:00 AM
Please standby for venue and more details.

Fri Oct 4-Sun Oct 6
Durga Puja

Mountain View High School
2351 Sunny Hill Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Click here for more information

Sat, Oct 12,  6:30 PM
Lakshmi Puja
Please standby for venue and more details. 

Sat, Oct 26, 7:00 PM
Kali Puja
Please standby for venue and more details.

We are requesting literary, artistic and editorial minds of all ages (adults and kids) to contribute to our annual literary publication, Pratichi – The West. Please send your submissions to
Deadline for submissions: August 24, 2019. EXTENDED TO September 2, 2019

If you are interested in helping out with typesetting, proofreading, Bengali transcriptions, and illustrations, we welcome your support. Please contact

A few guidelines on submission:

  • Submissions can be in English OR Bengali. Only original and previously unpublished work will be accepted.  All submissions should be typed. Bengali submissions will be accepted in any UNICODE typesetting.
  • The word limit for stories, essays, etc. is 1200 words, for poems, it is 400 words or 20 lines.
  • Only one submission per author will be published.
  • Only one original artwork per person will be published.
  • The artwork submitted should be completely reproducible within a letter size paper.
  • Submissions should be electronic and include the name, email and phone number, and a three/four sentence description about the author.
  • In keeping with the concept and theme and limited budget, only a limited number of submissions will be included.
  • The editorial board will screen submissions and reserves the right to accept or reject submissions.
  • The editorial board may request modifications or edit submissions based upon proofreading, typesetting word count, or artwork requirements.
Thank you.
On behalf of BAGA editorial board,

Raktim Sen
Soumitra Chattopadhyay
Anil Chakraberti
Rina Datta
Paromita Ghosh
Biplab Chandra

Copyright © 2019 Bengali Association of Greater Atlanta, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Bengali Association of Greater Atlanta
PO Box 88541
AtlantaGA 30356-8541

Date: Deadline for submissions: August 24, 2019.

For Bangla font, 

use the following link to type in your story.

For additional information, contact Somesh Karanjee (, Mousami Karanjee (, Mausumi Basu(, Sonjukta Halder(

Dear Friends,
HURRY !! Ar samay nai !! Pujo ashe galo !! 
Durga Puja preparations are now quickly taking shape. Very exciting Pratichi is a must as BAGA members look forward to Pratichi and they cherish the contributions from our community. Our stellar Pratichi editorial board is working hard and eagerly awaiting your contributions.  

Literary, Artistic and Editorial minds of all ages (adults and kids) - let your creative juices flow, express your feelings and share your thoughts with a contribution to Pratichi.
Below is the list of topics we would like to include in our Pratichi 2014 Magazine. Please feel free to pick one or more topics.
  • Golpo/Rachana, short stories, travel log, humor
  • Essay/Experience, opinion, cultural/social issues/discussion, observations, traditions, changes in society
  • Poetry/song, composition, adoptions, inspirations 
  • Juniors contributions, teenage outlook, dreams, vision etc.
  • News on baga 2014 activities. (excerpts from sulekha, khabar)
  • Observations from elderly on how baga has changed in past 30 years,
  • Report of what we did, some feedback/comments from the community
  • Artwork/drawing
Instructions for বাংলা submissions:
For Bangla submissions, please use the following link to type in your story.
Select Bangla from the language drop down at the top left corner of the input box. (no need to install anything)
Just type in english as phonetic bangla (like it sounds and not like its spelled in bangla) and it will give you the bangla version. Its very similar to sampadak tools that we have used earlier.
When done,  select all the Bangla stuff , copy and paste in a word document. Email the Word doc. 
No need to format any text, as we will copy paste this text in our protichi format.
A special request: Please help us by not sending any text pdf files and or handwritten Bangla text unless you just don’t have computer access at all.

For additional information, please contact:
Somesh Karanjee ( Karanjee (,
Mausumi Basu(, Sonjukta Halder(

BAGA EC 2014

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