Mithila Review publishes excellent science fiction, fantasy, poetry, reviews, excerpts, and articles from award-winning and emerging writers around the world. We seek to publish stories that birth creative thought and positive action. Stories that accurately describe our world, and triumph over fear, mistrust and despair. Stories that guide us and the future. Because the world needs saving, and honestly, nothing works better than positive and powerful stories of belief and wonder.
Issue 12: Table of Contents
The Kiss of the Water by Malena Salazar Maciá, translated by Toshiya Kamei
Upshot by Drema Deòraich
The Ghost Teas of Sakurajima by Deborah L. Davitt
Flower Arranging at the End of the Japanese Empire by Dean A. Brink
The Executioner General by Raluca Balasa
The Carnival of Human Nature by Dennis Mombauer
Sonya, Josephine, and the Tragic Re-Invention of the Telephone by I. S. Heynen
Social Media Manticore by May Chong
Glimmerglimpse & Electrocologies by Logan Thrasher Collins
Talking in Circles, Lesson Plan & Tethered and Tied by Holly Day
Mud Dauber Wasp Nest by R. J. Keeler
Vestiges of you by Z.M. Quỳnh
The Satyr’s Acolyte by Aber O. Grand
Kirby; Or Everything I Needed to Know About Consumption & Super Mario;
Or, Everything I Needed to Learn About Relationships by Michael T. Smith
The Shuttle Took Off / और यान उड़ गया by Arvind Dubey, translated by Kshama Gautam
Litmus / लिटमस by Shirish Gopal Deshpande, translated by Narendra Petkar
Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse by S.B. Divya - Reviewed by Gautam Bhatia
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir - Reviewed by Chaitanya Murali
Our Story: A Conversation with Lorenzo Latrofa & Massimiliano di Lauro by Salik Shah
Cover Art: Macrocheira kaempferi (1911) by Theobald Carreras, Wellcome Collection
About the Author
Mithila Review is an international science fiction and fantasy magazine founded in late 2015. We publish literary speculative fiction and poetry (science fiction/fantasy), film and book reviews, essays and interviews from across the world. A hypertext of original narratives and home of the translated from around the globe, Mithila Review is also an inquiry into the process of translating and the craft of storytelling.
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What we publish?
Mithila Review features speculative arts and culture that encompass literary and artistic works in the broad genre with supernatural, fantastical or futuristic elements i.e. science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, magic realism, uncanny and weird. Learn more.
What is Mithila?
“Mithila is a referent. It is a symbol. It can speak to the times when we have felt that we don’t quite belong. It can speak of the times when we have felt the urge to lurk away and disappear or the times we’ve felt the need to stay. It can speak to the time when we liberated our anger and pain in ways that have only fed the creative river within us. Mithila Review is space for our collective celebration and playful engagement with language. We hope that it can speak in all kinds of ways.” — Ajapa Sharma, Editor