Edited by the world renowned Himalayan poet, Yuyutsu RD Sharma, Pratik is a purely non-profit literary publication and is published by White Lotus Book Shop, Kathmandu for Mrs. Prabha Adhikary. The magazine was founded by Nepalese poet, Hari Adhikary who along with several distingushed Nepali poets including Mohan Koirala published it initially in Nepali language. The magazine was later revamped and published in English labguage by Yuyutsu Sharma in 1989. Since then, Pratik has become a significant platform of creative writing worldwide.
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Announcing Call for Submission, Pratik’s Australian Poetry Edition, Fire and Rain – co-curated and supported by APWT, Australian Poets Writers and Translators collaboration
Fire and Rain – Call for Submissions + $500 AUD Cash Prize
Fire and Rain – Pratik:A Magazine of Contemporary WritingAustralian Poetry Edition https://niralapublications.com/new-booksarrivals/pratik-magazine/pratik-magazine-2/ co-curated and supported by APWT https://www.apwriters.org+ $500 AUD cash prize for winning entry.
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) and Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing invite submissions for Fire and Rain – a special edition of the magazine focused on Australian poetry. The theme acts as a kicking off point and is open to interpretation – we seek previously unpublished poetry that evokes a sense of Australia – either geographically, spiritually, politically, linguistically,culturally,or otherwise. This edition celebrates the diversity of Australian poetic perspectives and voices – we welcome submissions from both established and emerging poets, indigenous writers and LGBTIQ+ community. We are open to experimental forms and multiple submissions are permitted. Previous well received special editions of Pratik magazine have focused on writing from Ireland, Los Angeles and Nepal amongst others and we foresee Fire and Rain will contribute to this ongoing international conversation with vibrant new work from Australian poets. Pratik published quarterly is edited by the world-renowned Himalayan poet, Yuyutsu Sharma in Kathmandu and has become a significant international platform of creative writing. You can access previous editions of Pratik here http://pratikmagazine.blogspot.comand it is also available for purchase via Amazon. Readers for this edition will be editor of PratikYuyutsuSharma, Executive Director of APWT and author Dr Sally Breen and celebrated Australian poet Jennifer Mackenzie. One entry selected by the readers will be awarded the $500 AUD cash prize. Submission is open to financial members of APWT – not a member? Join here: https://www.apwriters.org/become-a-member/
Visit our Submittable Page to enter: https://drunkenboat.submittable.com/submit
Submission close: April 1st2022
- Submissions are open to emerging and established Australian poets who are financial members of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators. New members are welcome to submit – you can join APWT via the following link: https://www.apwriters.org/become-a-member/
- Unpublished poems only.
- We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.
- No more than five poems may be submitted. There is no line-limit. Poems may be any length, any style, but must feature reference to some aspect of Australia as identified in the blurb.
- Multiple submissions are allowed, but each new submission requires a new fee.
- Please include a brief cover note with your professional bio and a brief introduction via the submittable page where indicated.
- Submission fee of $5 USD.
- Deadline is midnight April 1st, 2022.
- The decision of the readers is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding work submitted. If you have a general query about the callthen please feel free to contact email@example.com
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Fire and Rain – Call for Submissions
Fire and Rain – Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing Australian Poetry Edition co-curated and supported by APWT + $500 AUD cash prize for winning entry
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) and Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing invite submissions for Fire and Rain – a special edition of the magazine focused on Australian poetry. The theme acts as a kicking off point and is open to interpretation – we seek previously unpublished poetry that evokes a sense of Australia – either geographically, spiritually, politically, linguistically, culturally, or otherwise. This edition celebrates the diversity of Australian poetic perspectives and voices – we welcome submissions from both established and emerging poets, indigenous writers and LGBTIQ+ community. We are open to experimental forms and multiple submissions are permitted. Pratik published quarterly is edited by the world-renowned Himalayan poet, Yuyutsu Sharma in Kathmandu and has become a significant international platform of creative writing. You can read more about the call and enter via our Submittable Pagehttps://drunkenboat.submittable.com/submitSubmission is open to financial members of APWT – not a member? Join here: https://www.apwriters.org/become-a-member/Submissions close on April 1st 2022.
Current Winter Issue
Contemporary Basque Poetry XVII No 4, Winter 2021-22
Wings Of His Heart : Marián Pauer on Luke Brase’s Art
Eleven Basque Poets
Koldo Izagirre Felipe Juaristi Jose Luis Otamendi Karlos Linazasoro Iñigo Aranbarri Harkaitz Cano Itxaro Borda Tere Irastortza Miren Agur Meabe Castillo Suarez Leire Bilbao
Seven Czech Poets
Petr Borkovec Milan Dezinsky Sylva Fischerova Vaclav Havel Martin Palous Tereza Riedlbauchova Olga Stehlikova
Seven Slovak Poets
Radovan Brenkus Eleni Cay Dana Podracka Tera Vale Ragan Milan Richter Katerina Rudcenkova Ladislav Volko Marián Pauer
Eleven Erie Poets
Sean Thomas Dougherty Thasia Anne Lunger Todd Paropacic Patric Nuttall Matt Borczon Berwyn Moore Cee Williams Chuck Joy Kim Noyes Luke Kuzmish
Eight Nepalese Poets
Anuja Ghimire Bhuwan Thapaliya Rajan Maharjan Parbat Lawati Luna Ranjit Rupsingh Bhandari Rozesh Gautam Sushant Thapa
Carlos Ramos Maria Mistrioti Laura Braverman Heather Dubrow Sherri Felt Dratfield Gueorgui Konstantinov Yesim Agaoglu Ratika Bhardwaj Swati Sharma Amar Aakash Declan Collins Sam Lott
“Marco Polo’s Dilemma” : JOSÉ GARCÍA OBRERO reviews inverse [2016-1979] By Cuban American poet Víctor Rodríguez Núñez
“An embellished, crafted book” : RATNA RAMAN reviews Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation by Sudeep Sen
“Final Destination of Otis Kidwell Burger” : KATHERINE BURGER pays tribute to recently departed American Poet
Plus Book Reviews & all regular Columns
Pratik : The Ghosts of Paradise – Special Los Angeles SUMMR/FALL 2021 Double Issue
Editor: Yuyutsu Sharma Guest Editor : Tony Barnstone
EIGHTY EIGHT POETS FROM LOS ANGELES
Alexis Rhone Fancher Alice Pero Alicia Vogl Saenz Ambika Talwar Amin Esmaielpour Amy Uyematsu André Naffis-Sahely Ariel Horton Arthur Vogelsang Bilal Shaw Bill Mohr Blas Falconer Brenda Yates Brendan Constantine Caley O’Dwyer Carine Topal Carol Muske-Dukes Carol V. Davis Cathy Colman Cati Porter Cece Peri Cecilia Woloch Charles Harper Webb Charlotte Davidson Charlotte Innes Deena Metzger Dennis McGonagle Dorothy Barresi Douglas Manuel Elizabeth Iannaci Elline Lipkin Elena Karina Byrne Frank X. Gaspar Gail Wronsky Genevieve Kaplan Grant Hier Gregory Brooker Hélène Cardona Ian Randall Wilson James Ragan Jeanette Clough Jerry Garcia Jim Natal John Menaghan John Brantingham John Fitzgerald Judith Pacht Judy Kronenfeld Karen Kevorkian Kate Gale Kevin Durkin Kim Dower Laurel Ann Bogen Lavina Blossom Leilani Hall Leslie Monsour Lois P. Jones Lory Bedikian Luis J. Rodriguez Lynne Thompson Mariano Zaro Marjorie Becker Mark Irwin Marsha de la O Martha Ronk Mary Fitzpatrick Maurya Simon Melissa Kerry Micah Chatterton Michael C. Ford Michelle Bitting Mike Sonksen Patty Seyburn Ralph Angel Ramón García Rick Bursky Ron Koertge Sarah Maclay Scott Noon Creley Shannon Phillips Sherman Pearl Sholeh Wolpé Stephanie Brown Susan McCabe Suzanne Lummis Terry Wolverton Timothy Steele Tony Barnstone Vandana Khanna William Archila Yvonne M. Estrada Zaria Branch
Dana Gioia Tom Lutz Juan Felipe Herrera
Elena Karina Byrne & Elizabeth Iannaci
Alexandra Eldridge, Amin Mansouri, Caley O’Dwyer, David Sloan
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Pratik : Spring 2021, XV1 No 1,
Edited by Yuyutsu Sharma
Baudelaire 200 Years!
Ten Poets celebrate the Birth Anniversary of the French Poet
Stéphane Mallarmé R J Dent Linda Morales Caballero Fred Johnston José Manuel Cardona Nina Kossman Peter O’Neill Hélène Cardona Yan Kouton John Fitzgerald Daniel Wade
Thirteen Slovenian Poets
Milan Dekleva Maja Vidmar Barbara Korun Veronika Dintinjana Uroš Zupan
Boris A. Novak Brane Mozetič Jure Jakob Miklavž Komelj Milan Jesih
Primož Čučnik Peter Semolič Kristian Kožel
Slovenian novelist, Evald Flisar on Art of Fiction
Eleven German Poets
Reiner Kunze Helga M. Novak Karl Greisinger Margaret Saine Barbara Koehler Axel Görlach Abdulkadir Musa Silke Scheuermann Thilo Krause Nadja Küchenmeister Ulrike Almut Sandig
Twelve Hebrew Poets
Hedva Harechavi Mordechai Geldman Ronny Someck Admiel Kosman Yael Globerman Gilad Meiri Tal Nitzan Eli Eliahu Anat Zecharia Roy Chicky Arad Noam Partom Noa Shakargy
An Excerpt from Ravi Shankar’s Upcoming Memoir, Correctional
Fiona Sampson, Emer Davis & Ira Marušič
BOOK TALK :ROBERT SCOTTO : What I Wrote After I Didn’t Have To Write For A Living
BOOK REVIEWS : Yuyutsu Sharma on The Light We Cannot See by Anne Casey, Svetlana Lavochkina on Come Down: Poems by Fiona Sampson, Santhosh Babu on One Love, And The Many Lives Of Osip B : A Novel by C. P. Surendran, & Susan Connolly on Postcards From India by Emer Davis ‘
Plus all Regular Columns
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