Happy September everyone!
Continuing our Author Spotlight series, let me introduce UK writer, Anita Goveas.
Anita Goveas is British-Asian, based in London, and fueled by strong coffee and paneer jalfrezi. She was first published in the 2016 London Short Story Prize anthology, most recently in Lost Balloon, Terse and JMWW. She’s on the editorial team at Flashback Fiction, a reader for Bare Fiction and tweets erratically @coffeeandpaneer
- Author Name/s: Anita Goveas
- Years active as a writer: 4 years
- What genre/s you write: Mostly literary fiction, some magic realism/speculative. Unless ‘samosas’ are a genre because I write about them a lot
- Favorite length of story to write: Most of my stories accidentally end up about 500 words
- Your nationality: British-Indian
- Country you live in: UK
- Favorite Asian country (visited): Vietnam
- Favorite place in Asia: My Nana’s house (in Mumbai)
- Place (city or country) you most want to visit in Asia: It’s a tie between Laos and Nepal
- Favorite Asian cuisine: My Nana’s cooking
- Favorite Asian dish: Pho
- Favorite Asian movie (any genre): Lagaan
- Favorite Asian celebrity: Juhi Chawla (Bollywood actress)
- Best thing about being a writer: When someone enjoys something I wrote, that’s thrilling!
- Worst thing about being a writer: Imposter syndrome
- Day writer or night writer: Night writer
- Drink and snack of choice (while writing): Coffee and toast
- Number of short stories/poems submitted each month (av): 3-4
- Most active on (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): Twitter
- Currently working on: A novella, allegedly (am mostly on Twitter)
Watch out for Anita’s debut flash fiction collection, being published by Reflex Press, in 2020!
Anita’s stories included in The Insignia Series Anthologies:
‘Night Mares’ (Insignia: Asian Flash Fiction & Poetry, 2019)
‘Looking at the Stars’ (Insignia: Asian Flash Fiction & Poetry, 2019)
Interested in publishing with us? We are now open for poetry submissions to a new online series, Insignia: Instincts. See full details on the Submissions (Poetry) Page.
We’ll also be opening a new anthology call October 1st. If you love to drabble, or want to give a try, get ready for Japanese Fantasy Drabbles here.