Our Team

SALIK SHAH | Founding Editor & Publisher

Salik Shah is a writer, editor and film director based in New Delhi. His poetry, fiction and nonfiction has appeared in literary and science publications including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, SciDev.Net, New Myths, Open Democracy, Vayavya, Juggernaut, and Locus Magazine. A former copyeditor with an American national daily, he has worked with advertising and media houses in Asia, Europe and America as a writer, producer and creative director since 2005. “Khas Pidgin,” his bilingual poetry chapbook, and an illustrated picture book, “Story of India’s Partition,” are now available on Apple and Kindle stores.

Twitter: @salik
Website: salikshah.com

AJAPA SHARMA | Co-Founding Editor

Ajapa Sharma’s poetry and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, These Fine Lines, The Kathmandu Post, and Studies in Nepali History and Society, among other publications. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 2013, she is currently working on the ideas of self in the mid-20th century South Asian literary and political culture at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Twitter: @Ajapa_Sharma
Website: ajapasharma.com


Isha Karki is an editor of Mithila Review. She lives in London and works in publishing. She grew up on a healthy dose of Bollywood, fanfiction and dystopian literature. She is interested in post-colonial narratives, feminist voices, myths and fairy tales and SF that isn’t white-washed. Her fiction has appeared in Mslexia, For Books’ Sake Weekend Reads and Lightspeed‘s POC Destroy Science Fiction issue.

Twitter: @IshaKarki11


Abbie Waters is a proofreader/copyeditor based in Northern England. In the past she has dabbled with writing and floristry. Being a true bookworm at heart, she loves working on all genres and writing styles, especially something that’s a bit strange and unusual. You can usually find her satisfying her morbid curiosity with lots of 80s horror and dark documentaries aplenty!

Mila Samdub studied creative writing at Bard College in upstate New York. He has interests like (hugging) trees, food, borderlands, and typography. He is currently a curator at Khoj, an international artists’ association.


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