Ananya Sarkar, from Kolkata, is a fulltime copy editor and freelance short story writer, reviewer and poet of sorts. Her work has been published in The Times of India, Woman’s Era, New Woman, 4indianwoman, Children’s World, KidsWorldFun, 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 was longlisted for the Wordweavers Flash Fiction Competition 2014 and the Wordweavers Short Fiction Competition 2015. Ananya has also interviewed writers CY Gopinath, Swapna Dutta, Kavita Kane and Richa Wahi, and accessibility consultant Shivani Gupta.
(Updated as of Mar 17, 2016)