submission guidelines

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  • You can submit your work anonymously, with a pen name or with credits. If you choose to submit it anonymously, please mention so.

  • While the strict format of a letter is not required, the general manner should be followed to adhere to the mission of ODL.

  • Although it is advised the manner should be of a letter, all forms of writing (such as poetry, anecdotes, or verse) are accepted, but only in the English language.

  • You can request feedback from the editors, just mention it in your email. We cannot guarantee when you'll receive it. 

  • We cannot accommodate all submissions we receive every month. However, your work will still be in consideration for the subsequent months so you need not submit the same piece again.

  •  We accept requests to attach a separate photograph, just make sure its either your own or from Creative Commons.

  • You can choose to add a small bio/description of yourself to go with the post.

  • There is no limit to the themes you can write about, just make sure your language is child friendly. Pieces that do not adhere to this will not be accepted.

  • Please submit your work in the form of a Google document, a PDF, or copy the writing in the body of your email. No other attachment formats will be accepted.

  • The writing should be original and not plagiarized.

  • Your writing might be subject to minor editing.

  • All rights to the piece will remain completely yours, but we will use quotes from your piece for advertising purposes.

  • We do accept writing that has been published before, just make sure to mention it in your submission so that due credits can be given!

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Office of Dead Letters Is an attempt to bring out the hush-hush and under-the-mattress topics that social convention dictates we never accept. It is an attempt to realize and accept things about ourselves we've been conditioned to confine. At ODL, take back what is yours and claim your story.


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