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Current issue - #41


Tom Silva, Molly Zhu, Rahad Abir, MK Harb, Romi Jain, Sam Cheuk, Iqra Khan, Paul Connolly, Tabish Nawaz, Sharvani H S, Maha Kamal, Michael David Sowder, Rashi Rohatgi, Gina Williams, Suman Mallick, Kunwar Narain, Sonali Pattnaik, Leanne Ogasawara, Ankrti Upadhyay, Theophilus Kwek, and Mandakini Bhattacherya

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How to submit your writing to literary magazines: By The Bombay Review (Repeat session) Some reviews of this Masterclass (Session date: 5th September, 2021) ABOUT THE SESSION: The Bombay Review has been publishing some great writers… More

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Poetry | ‘Export Quality’ by Rashi Rohatgi | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Rashi Rohatgi is an Indian American in Arctic Norway. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in, amongst other venues, Best Small Fictions 2021, Midnight Breakfast, and Crossing Borders. Jaggery Lit called her novella, Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow, “fearless and breathtaking.” She is currently at work on a novel. Formerly a reader for...

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Book Excerpt | ‘The Play of Dolls’ by Kunwar Narain | Penguin Random House India | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Kunwar Narain (1927-2017), an iconic figure in Indian literature, is regarded as one of the finest writers and thinkers of modern time. Widely translated, his honours include the Sahitya Akademi Award; Kabir Samman; Warsaw University's honorary medal; Italy's Premio Feronia for distinguished world author; India's civilian honour Padma Bhushan; the Senior Fellowship of India's Academy of Letters; and...

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Poetry | ‘Perspectives’ & ‘Collision’ by Paul Connolly | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Paul Connolly’s poems have appeared in Agenda, The Warwick Review, Poetry Salzburg, The Reader, Scintilla, Dawntreader, Takahē (New Zealand), Dream Catcher, Orbis, The Journal, FourXFour, The Seventh Quarry, Sarasvati, Envoi, Obsessed with Pipework, The Cannon’s Mouth, Southlight, Foxtrot Uniform, Guttural, The High Window, Nine Muses, Eunoia Review (Singapore), The Honest Ulsterman,...

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Poetry | ‘Dear Captor’ & ‘74,013’ by Gina Williams | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Gina Williams is a freelance journalist, gardener, former wildland firefighter, and visual artist. She is the author of An Unwavering Horizon, a full-length collection of poetry published in 2020 (Finishing Line Press). Her writing and visual art have been featured most recently by The Inflectionist Review, Carve, La Piccioletta Barca, Moss, River Teeth, and Electric Lit, among others. Gina lives...

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Poetry | ‘A Courtesan’ by Mandakini Bhattacherya | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Mandakini Bhattacherya, from Kolkata, is currently an Associate Professor of English at Fakir Chand College, affiliated with the University of Calcutta in West Bengal, India. She is a multi-lingual poet composing in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Bengali. Her work has appeared in Better Than Starbucks, The Dotism Journal, The HyperTexts, Poetry...

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Poetry | ‘house-held-things’ by Sonali Pattnaik | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Dr. Sonali Pattnaik is a poet, academic and visual artist based in Ahmedabad, India. She has an MPhil in English from Delhi University and a PhD in English  from Mumbai University and is (former) permanent Lecturer in English at Delhi University's Kirori Mal College. She is currently visiting faculty at St. Xavier's College...

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Poetry | ‘Domestication’ by Tabish Nawaz | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Tabish teaches Environmental Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. He has recently published his first short story collection Opening Clouds, Fermented Rain (Hawakal). His poems, essays and short stories have been published in The Critical Flame, Shimmer Spring Anthology, Ethos Literary Journal, The Punch Magazine, The Conversation, Indian Review, The Bangalore Review,...

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Poetry | Two Poems by Sam Cheuk | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Sam Cheuk is a Hong Kong-born Canadian poet and author of Love Figures (Insomniac Press, 2011), Deus et Machina (Baseline Press, 2017) and the upcoming collection Postscripts from a City Burning (Palimpsest Press, 2021) on the 2019 protests in Hong Kong and their aftermath. He holds an MFA in creative writing from New York University and...

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Poetry | ‘Baldness’ by Romi Jain | Issue 41 (May, 2021)

Romi Jain is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada. Her poems have appeared in literary journals such as Off the Coast, Penwood Review, Transition, Journal of Poetry Society (India), The Tower Journal, Touch, and Munyori Literary Journal. Jain’s poem “India: From the Lens of History” appeared in Harvard Asia Quarterly (Summer 2014). Her creative works include The...

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