Janice Pariat, editor of the newly launched online publication Pyrta: A Journal of Poetry and Things, writes: Pyrta is a journal of poetry and other things based in Shillong, a small hill-station town in Meghalaya, India. It’s a little bit local, and mostly universal. Pyrta aims to be a vibrant multicultural space – we’d like voices from all over to contribute quality work categorised broadly under Poetry, Photo Essays, Prose, Sketches and Local morsels (somehow, we don’t like “tidbits”). We want to provide authors/photographers/artists, whether new or established, a platform to share what they love doing. We follow faithfully in the footsteps of Paul Valery who once said, ‘I can’t help it, I’m interested in everything.’ Hence submissions are welcome from anywhere. about anything.”
The first issue includes poetry bu Neel Chaudhuri, Trisha Bora, Nicholas Y.B. Wong, Kevin Simmonds, Sonia Sarkar, Robin Ngangom, Sharanya Manivannan, Piya Srinivasan, prose by Sajjawal Hayat and Samrat Choudhury, a photo essay by Shruti Singh, and sketches by Adam Pavitt & Stefan Ehrenfeld.
Published five times a year: Pyrem (Spring), Lyiur (Summer),
Por Slap (Monsoon), Synrai (Fall), Tlang (Winter), Pyrta is currently open for submissions for its next issue.