Ananya Sarkar, from Kolkata, is a fulltime editor and freelance short story writer, reviewer and poet of sorts. She has earned her master's degree in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. Her work has been published in The Times of India, Woman's Era, New Woman, 4indianwoman, Children's World, Muse India, Induswomanwriting, Conversations Across Borders, and Indian Ruminations. Ananya won the first prize in the Story Writing Contest organised by the American Library as part of the Fiction Festival, 2008 and was shortlisted for the Pomegranate Short Story Competition, 2011. In 2012, she secured the second position in the LoudReview Review Writing Competition and the first position in the Induswomanwriting Poetry Contest. She won a prize under the Silver category in the Wordweavers Steamy Romance Competition 2014 and was long-listed for the Wordweavers Flash Fiction Competition 2014. Ananya has also interviewed writers such as CY Gopinath and Swapna Dutta.
(Updated as of Jan 17, 2015)