Why another WOC Special?

“Narrative is frightening and staggeringly powerful, and those who control the narrative control what the world sees.” – Cassandra Khaw Growing up in the UK as an immigrant and a POC during the noughties, your cultural references for speculative arts were...

Coming of Age In A Visual World

Last week, Salik and I made a short video based on a poem he wrote in Nepali about a revolutionary poet. It crossed a hundred views in a matter of few days. It’s a small but significant number for a poem. The popularity of film as a medium is partly due to its...

Spectacular Worlds in Translation

“A hypertext of original narratives and home of the translated from around the globe, Mithila Review is an inquiry into the process of translating and the craft of storytelling.” I wrote that description as a vision statement for Mithila Review last January, and...

Mithila Review to be a Quarterly with Payment!

Mithila Review will be turning into a quarterly publication with occasional essays, interviews and reviews in between. Starting with our next issue, we want to pay a flat rate of $10 for poetry, flash (under 2500 words), non-fiction (essay) and reprint, and $50 for...

Dreams & Delusions

“Literature can train, and exercise, our ability to weep for those who are not us or ours.” — Susan Sontag Eight years ago, I was super excited about Obama’s election. I was a twenty-something copyeditor then, working for an American newspaper. Over the...

Turning the Lens to Asia

With the launch of our new issue, we have become aware of two things. One, that we are extremely lucky to be part of such an active, open and diverse community of wonderful readers, writers and scholars from around the world. We remain grateful to our amazing readers,...

A Plan to Survive Year Zero

When we registered the domain name for Mithila Review in late 2015, we didn’t really know what we were signing up for. We knew that there was a need for a SF publication in South Asia, but we didn’t know what was exactly required to address the vacuum. When the first...