Besides her fulltime job as editor, Ananya Sarkar is a freelance short story writer, reviewer and poet of sorts. She has earned her Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Calcutta. Her work has been published in The Times of India, Woman's Era, New Woman, 4indian woman, Children's World, Muse India, Indus woman writing, 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 Loud Review Review Writing Competition and the first position in the Indus woman writing Poetry Contest. She has also interviewed writers such as C Y Gopinath and Swapna Dutta.
(Updated as of Jun 2014)