eFiction India is a professionally produced independent magazine devoted to showcasing the work of writers with a connection to the Indian subcontinent. It features the best writing talent from around the world. From the very first issue, we’ve always wanted to be a platform for some of the most exciting new writing, priding ourselves on the fact that our contributors are chosen for the quality of their work, rather than the influence of their names.
The magazine is conceived as a dialogue — a constant stream of thoughts exchanged between writers, editors and readers on a platform which carries the best of contemporary writing in India. eFiction India publishes essays, fiction, poetry, art and criticism, and welcomes first-time authors and published writers alike. One of the special features that eFiction India offers is full-length plays and screenplays, complete with camera/stage directions
Although the magazine content is focused on the Indian subcontinent, it is not India-specific. At eFiction India, we want our magazine to address a community which is more easily defined in terms of mind-space rather than in purely geographical terms. Our readers have only one common denominator: they are sensitive and are looking for something more than what mainstream publishing can provide them. We want to be the medium that carries your voice to readers around the world.
So, send us your stories and we will let your voice sing to our readers.
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We, at eFiction India, know what the ‘life’s Pressures on the writers are all about, being wordbugs ourselves…….We share the pains, we carry the burdens, so that your story reaches the Indian homes, around the year.
More often than not, the one that thinks first, wins. That is why “ideating”, the work of visualising the intangibles, the art of thinking ahead, the method of treating your story as a living entity ready to wage its war of survival is perhaps the most important function, the most important service that we can offer to our writers.
Because no one else is. And besides, our ways of the mind are unconventional, without the known fretters, without the impediments of age and rust – that is why we think fast, we think lateral, we think strategies that others , ahem, follow.
Here. On the Web. And everyone is invited.
What our subscribers say about us
For those who still think the literature of India is just about gods, the British raj, extreme poverty, Bollywood movies, or call centres full of people mimicking American accents, please read this collection of short stories and poetry from some of India's best and most promising writers. I was especially taken with "The Tree Husband," a short story by Barnali Saha about a woman's longing for a marriage that scarcely exists, longing in the presence of another bond that is far more certain. As well, "Phobia," the story of one young woman who wants to pursue a career and other ambitious goals and does not want to be pregnant (at least not yet) will leave you with a bit of an ache in your heart. Read this collection. As soon as you are able.
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- I learnt about eFiction through a facebook post. I have read every poem, almost all stories and seen all the recent short movies. As a reader, it’s a relaxing and neat (I like the swank design and feel) place to visit. I usually save the movies for Saturdays. If I were to define my eFiction experience in more material terms, it’s like getting to visit and linger on in a luxury resort.Neetu Ralhan
- "A very wonderfully crafted piece of writing. Enjoyed reading it. The language used and the feelings evoked are just breathtaking."Ahsan Habib
- Amandeep Rana
"Just went through the magazine and I think it is one of the most amazing works that I have read so far. So much maturity in the art from people who have barely started their journey in life is phenomenal. I am sure it must be a tough job choosing an article over another and working on them, but I must say that the team of eFiction India has done brilliant job. From the eye catching cover to the easy to read design and content. Cant wait for another issue to come out"
New Delhi, IN
- It was a pleasure working with you on this piece. I found your feedback pretty useful and the quality of the piece has improved immensely. Not to mention, I have had the experience of submitting my work to various magazines, most of them do not even reply in case the work is rejected. Its so rare that your magazine is not only providing feedback about the pieces you reject, but is also helping writers to improve on their skills by having Skype hangouts with them. Kudos to you folks!!!Priyaa Trippayar
- "The story fragment is excellent, makes me want to read more of it...perhaps that's what flash fiction is about....but i wish it had not ended so abruptly, could have been longer. But very good use of words.You can develop it further, I feel."Monika Pant