Mandira Pattnaik is an Indian fiction writer and poet published in print and online in over 150 journals/magazines across fifteen countries. Her writing features in The Times of India, Best Small Fictions 2021, Citron Review, Passages North, DASH, Miracle Monocle, Timber Journal, Bending Genres, Gasher Journal, Watershed Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, and Prime Number Magazine, among other publications. Thrice Pushcart Prize-nominated, and once each for Best of the Net and Best Microfictions, her fiction has been translated and highly commended by editors including a placing in the Versification Contest 2021, Honorable Mention in CRAFT Flash Contest 2020, Highly Commended at Litro Magazine Summer Contest 2021, shortlisting at RetreatWest Micro Fiction and Strands International, longlisting at Brilliant Flash and AWC Furious Fiction. Mandira’s microchapbook ‘In the Glow of a Velvet Moon’ was published by Ghost City Press (Sep 2021).
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