Lit Mag Trivia

Some trivia on the magazines/contests to which Michelle has contributed.


Literary Magazines

Michelle has contributed fiction/poetry to the magazines mentioned below.

Some of these magazines are listed by Helter Skelter in their article20 Places to Submit Creative Writing in India’ dated 25/04/2016.


  • C.S. Bhagya writes for The Sunday Guardian about Coldnoon among other journals in an article about online literary journals in India.

…..All online literary journals steadily publishing new voices for several years now – reveals a profusion of multi-genre contemporary writing from across the country, just one click away….

The Bombay Review

  • The board of advisors include writers Manu Joseph, Akhil Sharma, Arunava Sinha, Annie Zaidi among others.
  • Akhil Sharma is the 2015 Folio Prize for fiction winner and 2016 The International Dublin Literary Award winner. Both for his novel ‘Family Life’.

Open Road Review

  • Former fiction editor Shanti Perez is published in [PANK] among others.
  • Contributors include writers Tendai Huchu, Mohit Parikh among others.
  • Tendai Huchu’s story ‘The Intervention’ in Open Road review was shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize.
  • Mohit Parikh’s novel ‘Manan’ by Harper Collins India 2014 won an ‘honourable mention’ at the ‘Hindu Young World- Goodbooks Awards’ for Best Book- Fiction.


  • Co-editor Nandini Dhar is published in [PANK] among othersHer book ‘Historians of Redundant Moments’ is published by Squareup- an imprint of Sundress publications in 2017.


  • Published authors include Rheea Mukherjee who was a Top 25 Finalist in Glimmer Train‘s Very Short Fiction Award.


  • Founder and editor Sumana Roy is published in GRANTA, Guernica among others. Her debut non-fiction book ‘How I Became a Tree’ will be published by Aleph in February 2017.

The Bombay Literary Magazine

  • Founder and editor Tanuj Solanki is published in The Caravan, One throne magazine among others. His novel ‘Neon Noon’ is published by Harper Collins India 2016.
  • Poetry editor Arjun Rajendran‘s first book of poems is Snake Wine and his second, The Cosmonaut in Hergé’s Rocket, has just been published by Poetrywala.
  • Recently, Aravind Jayan, a contributor, won the TOTO award for creative writing in English 2017 for his story ‘Love in a small town’ published in TBLM.

 Lakeview Journal of Literature and Arts 

  • Contributors include writer Hanif Kureishi among others.

            ‘A brilliant journal. Truly international.’

              –Hanif Kureishi

Jaggery Literary Magazine

  • Michelle edited fiction for this magazine .
  • Chief editor Mary Anne Mohanraj has books published by Penguin, Harper Collins, Random House among others.
  • Former fiction editor Akil Kumarasamy is published in Guernica, Boston Review, Glimmer Train among others.


Out of Print- DNA short fiction contest

  • Michelle was longlisted for this contest in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Writer Deepak Unnikrishnan was one of the winners of the contest in 2014. He is published in Guernica. He recently won the RESTLESS BOOKS NEW IMMIGRANT WRITING PRIZE.

Open Road Review Short Story Contest

  • Michelle was a finalist for this contest in 2015.
  • This contest is run by Open Road Review (mentioned above)- the literary magazine, every year.