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.
More about us
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
- "I heard the song and made everyone around me listen to it too! They loved it. Now about the March Issue - I loved the edit note it was so informative, well worded and personal at the same time. The variety in the content amazed me, forgive the cliche but there is something for everyone in there. I loved the poems specially 'The Journey of a Poem'. Snap! was also a good read. I liked the used of images & illustrations though they can be used in a far better and smarter way. A slight visual relief would really enhance the magazine say even a rule or box here & there. Perhaps the information that a poem is now a song could be in a bolder font! The special feature was also nice. I found Vinita Nangia's interview a misfit somehow both in terms of writing and choice of person. I also went through all the previous covers and while I liked most of them I couldn't really see a pattern there. A pattern say India inspired stuff (truck art and chai stall) helps one identify with the magazine. Perhaps you could think of bringing some kind of artistic consistency there. In all, a pleasant read for anyone who wants a thought to stay with him/her. I'd say the magazine is not a mere collection of works but thoughts of people from all across that add so much depth to the issue. That's it for now! Look forward to your next issue. Cheers"Purva Grover
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- "A very wonderfully crafted piece of writing. Enjoyed reading it. The language used and the feelings evoked are just breathtaking."Ahsan Habib
- "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
- Thank you very much. I saw the changes which improved my manuscript a lot undoubtedly. Few places I felt the natural flow of the story got disturbed, but the workshop refined the story a notch higher. I am really amazed with the guidelines that have been prepared to improve the quality of a short story.' After the hangout, we received an e-mail from the author, giving his approval to the final version of the story.Narayan Roy
- 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