Amit Shankar Saha

Amit Shankar Saha is an award-winning short story writer and poet. He is the author of three collections of poems, a non-fiction collection and has co-edited a collection of short stories. His works have been included in Best Indian Poetry 2018, the Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020 and 2021 and Converse: Contemporary English Poetry by Indians (Edited by Sudeep Sen). His first poetry collection Balconies of Time was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. He has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of Net anthology and has won the Wordweavers Prize both for short story and poetry. His works have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies nationally and internationally like Ann Arbor Review, Silver Birch Press, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Jaggery Lit, The Winnow Magazine, Variety Pack, The Narrow Road, Harbinger Asylum, Tuck Magazine, The Wombwell Rainbow, Borderless Journal, Compulsive Reader, Dreich Broad, I am Not a Silent Poet, Duane’s PoeTree, Oddball Magazine, The Wagon Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, Cha: an Asian Literary Journal, The Cauldron, Usawa Literary Review, Tech Touch Talk, Plato's Cave, Aurum Journal, The Pangolin Review, Samyukta Poetry, The Alipore Post, Teesta Review, Asian Signature, Erothanatos, Hakara Journal, Estrade Magazine, Four Quarters Magazine, Coldnoon, Muse India, Palki, The Leaky Pot, Kritya, Writing Raw, Storymania, Rupkatha Journal, Learning and Creativity, Dissident Voice, The Space Ink, Different Truths, Indiaree, Hall of Poets, IPPL Journal, Journal of Bengali Studies, Boloji, The Creative Flight, The Chakkar, Wordweavers, Setu Mag, Diplomatist, The Statesman, The New Indian Express, etc. He has been a delegate writer at literary events of Sahitya Akademi, Unmesha: International Literature Festival, Asia Pacific Literary Festival (APWT 2022), Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Chandrabhaga Poetry Festival, Ethos Literary Festival, Valley of Words Literary Festival, Yercaud Poetry Festival and Anantha - A Festival of Poetry. He has a PhD in English from Calcutta University and teaches as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Seacom Skills University.

Editorship and Membership

  • Editor-in-Chief, EKL Review (

  • Fiction Editor, Ethos Literary Journal

  • Chief Executive Editor (Hon.), Virasat Art Publication

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Bengali Studies

  • Editorial Board Member, Poetry at the Heart of the Nation (Journal of IPPL)

  • Assistant Secretary and EC Member, Intercultural Poetry and Performance Library (IPPL)

  • Member, Modern Language Association (MLA)

Awards, Achievements and Other Honours

  • Honourable Mention in the 2nd Twist and Twain Short Story Contest. (2021)

  • Second Prize in One Page Spotlight Poetry Competition. (2021)

  • First Prize in Asylum of Allusions Poetry Contest, Harbinger Asylum Magazine, USA. (2020)

  • Nominated for the Best of Net Anthology by Variety Pack Magazine, USA. (2020)

  • Nissim International Runner-up Prize for Poetry. (2019)

  • Nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Pangolin Review Magazine. (2018)

  • Commendable mention Wingword Poetry Contest. (2018)

  • First Prize in Get Bengal Poetry Contest. (2018)

  • Nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. (2017)

  • Second Prize in Get Bengal Short Story Contest. (2017)

  • Poiesis Award for Excellence in Literature. (2015)

  • Wordweavers First Prize for Short Story. (2014)

  • First Prize in The Leaky Pot - Stranger than Fiction Contest. (2014)

  • Commendable mention in Cha ‘Void’ Poetry Contest. (2014)

  • Wordweavers First Prize for Poetry. (2011)


Dr. Amit Shankar Saha

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