short fiction

A Pursuit

The light turned green and Annie discovered that keeping up with a man in possession of such powerful buttocks was not an easy task.

[CLOSED] Submissions Open for Vol. 7 of the Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing

We’re currently accepting submissions for Volume 7 of the Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing. Our theme for this edition of New Writing is: Identity.

Dissent: New Writing Vol. 6

Available Now: ‘Dissent’, Vol. 6 of Our New Writing Anthology

Vol. 6 of our New Writing anthology is our third one in print and features original writing handpicked by Meena Kandasamy and Eunice de Souza. Get your copy now!

Saadat Hasan Manto

The Legacy of Manto

Six decades after his death, we remember Saadat Hasan Manto, whose progressive and profound stories reaffirm his credibility as a giant of South Asian literature.

12 Places to Submit Your Writing

12 More Places to Submit Creative Writing in India

For writers in India looking to get published, here are some more platforms that may be the right fit for your writing.

Photograph by Revathy V K

A Gatherer of Stories

In conversation with Revathy V K about her photography, her writing, and the queer community in India.

After Hours: The Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing

Available Now: ‘After Hours’, Vol. 5 of Our New Writing Anthology

Vol. 5 of our New Writing anthology is our second one in print and features original writing handpicked by Anjum Hasan and Samhita Arni. Get your copy now!

20 Places to Submit Creative Writing in India

For writers in India looking to get published, here is a handy list we’ve put together to help you find the right platform for your writing.

Ghosts at a Contested Funeral

Ghosts at a Contested Funeral

Our feelings are second-hand. Our love is constructed. Our beliefs are coloured, our originality validated through artificial art. It has become truly difficult to love without getting hurt.

The Ballard Engine

The Ballard Engine

Right before the end, reality had become a bad sci-fi movie, the kind you watch at four in the morning, unable to sleep, unable to turn the T.V. off.

Forgetting by Devashish Makhija

Butterflies on Strings

The Maoists aren’t a ‘tribe’, though some of them might be tribals. The C.R.P.F. certainly isn’t. Which tribe hunts for a monthly salary?

The Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing: Volume Four

Available Now: Helter Skelter’s First Print Edition

Vol. 4 of our New Writing anthology is our first print edition and features original writing handpicked by Janice Pariat, Nitoo Das, and Jerry Pinto. Get your copy now!