The Short Bio: Anuja Varghese (www.anujavarghese.com) is a Pushcart-nominated writer based in Hamilton, ON. Her work appears in Hobart, The Malahat Review, Humber Literary Review, Plenitude Magazine, and others. She recently completed a collection of short stories and is at work on a debut novel.
The Long Bio:
Anuja Varghese is a queer, South Asian writer based in Hamilton, ON. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Hobart, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Plenitude Magazine, Canthius, The Humber Literary Review, Corvid Queen: A Journal of Feminist Folklore & Fairy Tales, The Quarantine Review, Hamilton Review of Books, and others. She was longlisted for the PRISM International 2016 Short Fiction Contest, shortlisted for the Pigeon Pages 2019 Fiction Contest and took third prize in the 2019 Alice Munro Festival Short Story Competition. In 2020, Anuja picked up two Honourable Mentions for both fiction and creative non-fiction in the 2020 Short Works Prize Competition presented by Hamilton Public Library and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine. She has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Award, in 2019 and again in 2021.
Anuja holds a degree in English Literature from McGill University and is pursuing a Creative Writing Certificate from the University of Toronto. She serves as the Fiction Editor for The Puritan and as a board member for gritLIT. In addition to her creative writing practice, Anuja is an experienced editor and copywriter, as well as a professional grant writer. She recently completed a collection of short stories and is currently at work on a debut novel. In 2022, Anuja has work forthcoming in three anthologies spanning erotica, queer fiction, and gothic fiction. You can find her on Twitter (@anuja_v), Instagram (@Anuja_V) or through her website anujavarghese.com.