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Meet the poet, the publisher and the literary agent at the launch


for recently receiving the award

Culture Vannin (Manx Heritage)

specially to support her forthcoming collection being published by Eyewear Publishing.

As a measure of our success and the visionary approach of the publishers, Word Masala was successful in placing this work. Our special thanks to Todd Swift of Eyewear Publishing. Usha and we are also grateful to the Arts Council of Isle of Man.

we would also like to congratulate Usha Kishore and Jaydeep Sarangi for their excellent anthology published this January. It features many of our Word Masala Award-Winning poets.

Home Thoughts: Poetry of the British Indian Diaspora

ISBN 9789385945717


Please support and order from

Publication date Monday, April 04, 2016

Price $15.99

ISBN-13 9780814340493

BISAC POETRY / American /

Asian American


POETRY / Women

Authors (POE024000)

POETRY / Subjects &

Themes / Death, Grief,

Loss (POE023010)

POETRY / Subjects &

Themes / Nature


POETRY / Subjects &

Themes / Places


Sharp Blue Search of Flame

Poems by Zilka Joseph

Stirring, atmospheric poems that journey through memories of growing up in India, and the myth, death, loss, and rebirth that surrounds that experience.

Author Biography

Zilka Joseph teaches creative writing and is an independent editor and manuscript coach. Her chapbooks, Lands I Live In and What Dread, were nominated for a PEN America and a Pushcart award, respectively. She was awarded a Zell Fellowship, a Hopwood Prize, and the Elsie Choi Lee Scholarship (Center for the Education of Women) from the University of Michigan.

A Book Launch at SOAS


ISBN: 978-93-86141-11-8, Bloomsbury

Poets:Kavita A. Jindal, Yogesh Patel, Mathura, Abhay K., George Szirtes

Market Opportunities


If you write a short story, following opening is worth submitting to: The theme of the book is ‘change’ and the purpose of the book is to represent and celebrate diverse voices. However, the authors have been given the freedom to “interpret the theme however they are inspired to do so”, according to Stripes.

Contributors will also include Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Ayisha Malik and Irfan Master, as well as unpublished and un-agented writers who can submit their stories via the website. Any BAME writers who want to submit must send a 2,000-5,000 word story to by 28th February.

More details can be found on the Stripes website.

The entries will be judged by members of the Stripes team as well literary agent Julia Kingsford and Sarah Shaffi, online editor of The Bookseller and co-founder of the BAME in Publishing network.


Disney/ABC £Writing Program

Writers become employees of Disney│ABC Television Group (DATG) and will be paid a weekly salary of $961.54 ($50,000 annualized) plus any applicable benefits for which they are eligible in accordance with the then-current Company benefits. The one-year program begins in February and ends in February of the following year. Please note that time frames are subject

to change.

The primary goal for Program Writers is to staff on a DATG series as a staff writer during the one-year program; however, staffing is not guaranteed.

Find more details here>>>>


Elizabeth Kaplan Agency.

The Agency welcomes NEW AUTHORS for a narrative work in nonfiction, biography, literary fiction, and commercial women's fiction.

Required Reading

Abhay K.’s Capitals reviewed by Yogesh Patel at Confluence

CAPITALS: A POETRY ANTHOLOGY edited by Abhay K., ISBN: 978-93-86141-11-8, Bloomsbury

Confluence’s February issue - just out - can be read at their website. It also includes a sketch on Reginald Massey celebrating his poetry.

In fact, we strongly recommend you join their list, as every issue offers poems, reviews, articles covering wide range of subjects, and much more. Just click this link >>>>>>>>

They don’t ask you many question to register to gather information on you to bombard you with spam emails.


 See below for a link to Confluence to read a review by Yogesh Patel

Imagine: New & Selected Poems brings together the finest work from Shanta Acharya’s five books of poetry with a generous selection of new verses. Her subtly layered poems, with deep roots in two cultures, explore and reflect on the human condition. They address consciousness and creativity, issues of self and of the ways in which identity is perceived, belonging and exile, love and betrayal, suffering and realization. Moving with ease from ancient Indian scriptures and history to sharply observed lyrics about nature, from the horror and injustice of war to the absurdity of life, Acharya’s work reveals the largesse of her vision. This selection is a sound introduction to an uncommon poet.

Available from Amazon>>>>>>>>