Pratik: Magazine of Contemporary Writing

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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Pratik is published quarterly. We welcome contributions of poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews and translations. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with all submissions, which must be ribbon copies or else they will not be returned. Utmost care will be taken of manuscripts but no liability is accepted for loss or damage. Pratik also accepts electronic submissions,

The submissions are free, please send your poems (Not more than five poems), a short story, an essay or a book review written in English or translated into English only. Please send your work as one Word Document to The Editor, Pratik, pratikmagsubmissions@gmail.com with cc to whitelotusbookshop@gmail.com

Opinions expressed in Pratik are not those of editor but of individual contributors.

For commercial details write to:
Shreejana Sharma, White Lotus Book Shop, Kupondole, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal, whitelotusbookshop@gmail.com
or in India to : Suresh Verma, Delhi Desk, Pratik, Nirala Publications, 4637/20, Third Floor, Unit No 310, Hari Sadan, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi110 002 niralapublications@gmail.com
Pratik is printed at Print Ads, Delhi, India.

Subscriptions of individuals or gifts are:
Rs. 1250 ($49.95) for 1 Year;
Rs.2000 ($89.95) for 2 years
Library rates: Rs.2500 ($89) for one year &
Rs.4500 ($129) foe two years

RATES FOR THE SINGLE COPY
For Individuals: Rs.295 ($24.95 US)
For Libraries: Rs.450 ($34.99 US)

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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 RainPratik: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

Submission Guidelines

  • 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 admin@apwriters.com

Social Media Call for Subs Version

Fire and Rain – Call for Submissions

Fire and RainPratik: 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

Featuring

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 

BOOK REVIEWS

 “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

TRIBUTE

 “Final Destination of Otis Kidwell Burger” : KATHERINE BURGER pays tribute to recently departed American Poet

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RECENT ISSUES

Pratik : The Ghosts of Paradise – Special Los Angeles SUMMR/FALL 2021 Double Issue

Vol. XVII No. 2-3, 2021 Issue, ISSN 2615-998

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

ESSAYS

Dana Gioia Tom Lutz Juan Felipe Herrera

Elena Karina Byrne & Elizabeth Iannaci

ART BY

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
Featuring
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 ‘
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