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Writing about Love and Lust In Singapore

Imagine opening a book and finding your name under one of the stories published in it! I have imagined it the last two years, not with any conviction of it coming true, possibly somewhat like my fantasies of space travel during childhood.

But now, for the second time in a month, I have seen the cover for a book in which one of my stories would find a home. The first time was the cover on this page. Here’s the second one:

Love and Lust in SIngapore, by Monsoon Press

Love and Lust in SIngapore, by Monsoon Press

Love and Lust in Singapore is a collection of stories from some of the best known Singaporean writers, as is evident from all their interviews on the Love and Lust in Singapore blog, and their long CVs 🙂

I feel quite honoured, because I am such a beginner in comparison to some of the much published authors and poets in the anthology.

My story, though not explicit as indicated by the anthology title, is definitely my favorite of what I have written so far. It has been published before here on QLRS.

The proceeds from the book will all go towards charity, and so this book won’t bring me any money, but definitely a lot of happiness.

Am not really very obsessed with publication, the process of writing is its own reward. But it is always nice to be validated, and there is that sort of childish joy in seeing your name in print….:D

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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8 Comments

  • bronxboy55 says:

    It’s a thrill you’ll never tire of, Damyanti. And I’m sure there will be plenty more. Congratulations.

  • Lofter says:

    Congratulations, indeed! I will begin searching for a copy today! :->

    • Damyanti says:

      Thaks for stopping by, Lofter! So very nice to see you again!

      I will let you know as soon as it is available on Amazon. The book has just gone to print, and would take a few months before it is available online.

      Thanks for your words of support….since am not making any money at all on this, slaps on the back by friends counts a whole lot more 😉

  • That’s awesome. Congrats to you:)

  • DarcKnyt says:

    Congratulations, Author! Well done! A big milestone regardless of monetary reward or lack thereof. Brilliant! 🙂

    • Damyanti says:

      Thanks, Darc, and a big hug! And you’re an author too, with a published book, and what’s more you’re getting paid for it! I think there’s hope for us as authors 😀

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