Amit Shankar Saha

Amit Shankar Saha is an award-winning short story writer and poet. He is the author of three collections of poems and has co-edited a collection of short stories. He has been a delegate writer at literary events of Sahitya Akademi, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Ethos Literary Festival, Valley of Words, Yercaud Poetry Festival and Anantha - A Festival of Poetry. His works have been included in Best Indian Poetry 2018 and Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020 and 2021 anthologies. His stories and poems have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies nationally and internationally like Ann Arbor Review, The Winnow Magazine, Variety Pack, The Narrow Road, Harbinger Asylum, Tuck Magazine, I am Not a Silent Poet, Duane’s PoeTree, Oddball Magazine, The Wagon Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, Cha: an Asian Literary Journal, Asia Writes, The Cauldron, The Pangolin Review, Erothanatos, Hakara Journal, Estrade Magazine, Four Quarters Magazine, Coldnoon, Muse India, Palki, The Leaky Pot, Kritya, Writing Raw, Learning and Creativity, Dissident Voice, The Space Ink, Different Truths, The Space Ink, Indiaree, Hall of Poets, IPPL Journal, Journal of Bengali Studies, Boloji, The Chakkar, Setu Mag, Diplomatist, The New Indian Express, etc. He 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

  • 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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