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
- Murli Melwani
Also, let me congratulate you. I’ve dipped into it [eFiction India]. The quality of the writing is high. But the remarkable thing is that this is a new concept in e-zines: it is a sort of global franchise, a literary franchise. The parent efiction magazine farms out submissions to it member/editors in different parts of the world. Another of the wonders of the internet age.
Plano TX (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
- 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
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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- 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
- To begin with, I find myself fortunate having got an opportunity to be a part of eFiction workshop. It is, indeed, a great platform for all the newbie writers like me. It is grooming the writers, to be precise. I am very grateful to eFiction India for letting me be a part of this workshop as I did learn a lot during the process.A special mention about the extremely talented Deepti Razdan, who helped me edit my story and also, taught me how to minus the irregularities, confusions to make it appealing. She was available whenever I emailed her considering the time lag and took in to consideration even my slightest uncertainties. It definitely was enlightening and supportive and couldn't have asked for a better person. In short, the entire workshop was a great experience and I would love to continue to be a part of it. Keep up all the efforts you guys are taking to make us better writers.Shruthi Nayak