About Me

I am an Indian fiction writer, essayist, poet and columnist published in print and online in over 210 journals/magazines across fifteen countries. My writing features in The McNeese Review, Penn Review, Best Small Fictions 2021, Citron Review, Passages North, DASH, Miracle Monocle, Timber Journal, Bending Genres, Contrary, Watershed Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, and Prime Number Magazine, among other publications. Four-times Pushcart Prize-nominated (in 2020 &2021), four times for Best Microfictions (in 2020 &2021), and for Best of the Net (2020), my work has also been translated and highly commended by editors including Longlisting at Wigleaf Top 50 2022, 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 Smokelong Comedy Prize 2021, Brilliant Flash and AWC Furious Fiction. The microchapbook ‘In the Glow of a Velvet Moon’ was published by Ghost City Press (Sep 2021). I have edited for multiple journals and am currently serving as the Contributing Editor of Vestal Review. Trampset publishes my columns every month where I reflect on writer life in conversation with the world and current events. My columns about being an outsider, & a BIPOC writer in the traditional publishing industry appear in Reckon Review.

My Latest Work

Mandira Pattnaik – writing, writer, publishing, blogging, poetry, fiction,  science fiction, fantasy, essays


  • DIAGRAM: Study of Pockets, Creative Prose
  • ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: “A Crack in Their Porcellanidae Shell” Flash Fiction to be published in The Margins
  • QUARTERLY WEST: “Signedora” Flash Prose
  • Ruby Literary: “Panji Paradigm”; Flash Fiction
  • Flash: International Short-Short Magazine “A TORRENT” in Issue 12.2
  • LOCKDOWN BABYBABBLE: “Rainbow Tomorrow”
  • ATLAS & ALICE “Where Fate Keeps Her Tools” Fiction
  • Interview with Tommy Dean, Reckon Review, August
  • + More

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