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What have You Published Recently? #writing #reading

By 09/09/2017reading
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Writing and getting published are both challenging. Some people call it fun. For me it is work. Occasionally joyful work, but work, nonetheless. Most of my joy comes right after I’ve finished writing something.

Publication brings validation, the much-needed pat-on-the back that we fragile creative souls need from time to time.

I received a small one last month, at the Litro UK.

Here’s an excerpt from my piece, Almost there, and back again(Click link to read the entire piece)

He sits right there next to her, nuzzling her neck, whispering half-drunken stories, not caring who’s looking, her husband’s friends, or his wife. Rob’s breath fans over her throat and ear, warming her against the light evening chill. She’s waiting for him to make a suggestion, can already hear it whisper within her. The world’s axis has tilted, she imagines the hum of bees who cannot sleep; in the back-garden around them obscene May tulips wilt, their last, gold-dirty-musk smell mingling with barbecue fumes.

published articles stories and novelsFor this weekend, I’d like to read what you all have published in the past few months, whether it is a story, a poem, an article, a novel. So I’m adding a Linky list, open till Monday, and invite you all to add links to your recently published pieces. Anything in the last few months is great.

I’ll delete spam and keep the list tidy, so if you want to browse through the list, read and encourage others, you’re most welcome. The link will remain up, till further notice. I loved the experience with reading posts on my last linky– check out the wonderful blog posts shared there!

In the linky, please do the following:

  1. Link to the piece/ novel you want read, and not to your blog. I’ll delete links that lead to home pages and websites.
  2. In the Blog Title part of the Link form, add the genre and the title (For instance: Novel: The Old Man and the Sea).

Do NOT do the following:

  1. Do not add spam links.
  2. Do not add homepage links to Websites/ Blogs.
  3. Do not add more than one link.
  4. Do not ask me to edit/ make changes to the list. (I edit typos without being prompted, don’t worry).

I hope to have a few things to read by the weekend!

Here’s the Linky:



What have you published recently? What do you think the publication experience gives you? Do you read online journals or magazines? What books have you recently read, and would recommend? What is your comment on my piece at the Litro?


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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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15 Comments

  • fauxcroft says:

    I would love to get some of my stuff published but no idea how and whether good enough anyway. But what is life without a dream.

  • This is a GREAT idea! I love it. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to be included. 🙂

  • DJ Cockburn says:

    You have your character nicely caught on the edge of desire and conscience there! thanks for the read.

  • hilarymb says:

    Hi Damyanti – a great way of sharing publications … and yes I must get moving in that direction – I look forward to seeing the entries – cheers Hilary

  • G.B. Miller says:

    Alas, the last thing that I’d published was a short story collection last year. Haven’t tried to get anything published the normal way in quite a few years. Kudos to those who can get articles/stories published a consistent basis. Your linky list for published short stories/articles is a very good idea and I wish you luck with it.

  • Alice Gerard says:

    Mostly what I publish are newspaper articles, with only local appeal. But still, sharing links is a great idea.

  • ericlahti says:

    This is a really cool idea! I may borrow (steal) it and use it on my own blog.
    The most recent thing I published was a couple weeks ago when I finally finished Greetings From Sunny Aluna. It’s an atypical fantasy novel in wuxia world populated with dragons, martial arts, crime, & magic.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075CRCPDW

  • “Almost there, and back again” is exquisitely nuanced. It made me think. Many thanks for the opportunity to post links of recent publications.

  • Hi – my fiction is second pass through the agent’s hand after a few edits. Christian/crime-thriller/romance… 🙂 such a paradox, eh? Hope a PH will pick it up soon (like this year? or Jan?), don’t we all. I will post my website however

  • Tarang Sinha says:

    Oh yes! Writing (especially the first draft) & publishing is challenging. And, it is work.
    I have published my first novel, We Will Meet Again, and a horror short story (that’s free for reading) on Juggernaut books. Also, I published an article (3 Reasons You Should Try Multiple Points Of View In Your Novel) on Blogchatter. Also, I recently got published in a magazine called New Woman.

    I didn’t get the rules for adding the link. We can’t share blog links. Can I share the link of story story that I published on Juggernaut?

    Read your story, Almost There, and Back Again. It’s a beautiful piece of writing (commented there)!

  • Hi Damyanti and good luck with your literary piece! In March, I published my second novel, The Love Labyrinth, https://www.amazon.com/do/B06XKGFQ5R.

  • eeblack525 says:

    I have not published yet. But I will soon. I want offer something free to get my name out there.

  • I most recently published a kindle book called The Cheesecake Thief & Other Stories. https://www.amazon.in/Cheesecake-Thief-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B075CMWLLX Free on Kindle Unlimited

  • M R Awasthi says:

    SO NICELY SAID, MORE SO QUITE MEANINGFULLY.

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