Why another WOC Special?

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 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...