The Bombay Literary Magazine is home to some of the best contemporary fiction and poetry. We are interested in the Word and all its possibilities. We are known to take chances and push towards new aesthetics, new sensibilities, and new voices. In our archives spanning the last 8 years, you will find the work of established writers and prize winners alongside important emerging voices.

In order to emphasize the personal, intimate relationship with language, our magazine is deliberately minimal. Black and white. Ink and milk. In a world of hyperlinks and GIFS, we believe this cuts out the clutter. The text is not a pretext.


Founder Editor

Tanuj Solanki writes fiction when he’s not busy at his job in a life insurance company. In 2019, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his short-story collection, Diwali in Muzaffarnagar. His latest novel, The Machine is Learning, was longlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature 2020. He lives in Gurugram and doesn’t mind it much.

Fiction Editor

Kinjal Sethia is a freelance writer-editor based in Pune. She is an editor at the writing community The Quarantine Train. Presently she is working as a copy editor for a media start-up in Goa.

Poetry Editor

Pervin Saket is the author of the novel Urmila and the poetry collection A Tinge of Turmeric. She is the 2021 Fellow for the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive. Her novel has been adapted for the stage, featuring classical Indian dance forms of Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi. Her work has been featured in The Indian Quarterly, Singapore Unbound, The Joao-Roque Literary Journal, Paris Lit Up, Usawa Literary Review, Tiferet, Borderless Journal, The Madras Courier, Alipore Post, Cold Noon, and others. Pervin is co-founder of the annual Dum Pukht Writers’ Workshop, and Managing Editor of the writing collective The Quarantine Train.