Greetings! I realize that it’s been an embarrassingly long time since I’ve updated this page. To be honest, I’m not much of a blogger. But since this site is meant to be a place to gather the literary parts of my life, I wanted to provide an update of where my writing has been popping up these days.
Last year I had a story published in Ecotone, a magazine I have adored for years. I submitted a story through the slush pile (or submissions queue) and I was pretty thrilled when they decided to publish it. I mention submissions only because it often feels like getting published is almost impossible for those of us who are just starting out. But if you keep trying and submit your best work, it will eventually find a home. Also, I had a wonderful experience working with Beth Staples, who is both a brilliant editor and a kind person. This is such an awesome magazine and is totally worth subscribing to. My story is here, in Issue 21.
In the past month or so, I have also written a few short pieces for The Aerogram. Full disclosure, I LOVE The Aerogram. They cover art, pop culture, literature, news, and lifestyle pieces, all from a variety of South Asian perspectives. If you want thoughtful opinion pieces or a place to find great new music, they are a wonderful read. Some of you may remember Sepia Mutiny, a South Asian American blog that ran from roughly 2004 to 2012. I was a dedicated reader of the mutiny and even had my own internet handle for commenting (remember those? ask me sometime and I’ll share what mine was). Sepia Mutiny was so vital for me during a lonely time, just when I was starting to sort out my own thoughts about identity (ongoing, of course) and I was so sad to see them close down. But The Aerogram offers the same sense of modern international engagement with today’s world that I think so many of us third-culture kids crave. I couldn’t believe it when they asked me to contribute to the magazine and I’m so grateful that they made space for me. Here are links to my pieces. But don’t stop there. They definitely need a place on your regular reading list!
Farewell for now,