Writing

(Selected)

Fiction

“The Lady and the Beard” in Prism International, 2018.

“Toklas to your Stein” in Humber Literary Review; Honorable Mention in Humber Literary Review‘s Emerging Writers Fiction Contest (Judges: Cherie Dimaline & Ayelet Tsabari), 2018.

“Mars in Scorpio” in Toronto Book Award shortlisted The Unpublished City (Toronto: Book*hug, 2017), curated by Dionne Brand; republished in The Toronto Star on 6th October 2018.

“Becoming Chikni Chameli in 3 Steps” in Matrix Magazine, 2016, “Trans” issue edited by Lucas Crawford. 

“Portrait of an Ex-Lover” in Rose Red Review; Nominated for Best of the Net, 2013.

“Those Sri Lankan Boys” – Selected for Diaspora Dialogues Youth Mentoring Program (Mentor: Rabindranath Maharaj), 2012.

Poetry

“Naagin Dance” in Canthius. (FORTHCOMING)

“Memories of Sound” in With You: Withdrawn Poetry of the #MeToo Movement (Buffalo, NY: Peach Mag, 2019), ed. Rachelle Toarmino. 

“May 23 2017, Aceh, Indonesia” in Room, 2018.

“Sharanya to the poet: A Cento” in LooseLeaf Magazine, 2017.

“patch of sky” in Jaggery, 2016.

“story of a single brown canadian woman’s body” in Media Diversified’s Tumblr poetry series, 2015.

“Wildlings” in The Nervous Breakdown, 2015.

“Badaun Sisters” and “Origa-me” in The Feminist Wire, 2015.

“Sublime” (audio) in Voicemail Poems, 2013.

“sati” in Diverse Voices Quarterly (Issue 16, Vol 4), 2012.

Essays:

“I Learned to Love Myself after my Period Ghosted me at 12” in Daily Xtra, 2019.

“In Search of Home: Three Perspectives on What It Means to Belong” in the works of Rienzi Crusz, Faizal Deen, and Kai Cheng Thom in Arc Poetry Magazine, 2019.

“Selective Nostalgia in the Durga Puja Season” on The Puritan’s The Town Crier (curated by Simone Dalton), 2018.

“Mistaken Longings: When I Write of Calcutta, I Don’t Write of ‘Home'” on Invisible Publishing, 2018

“What Stupefaction can do for Fiction: On Photography and Writing” on Invisible Publishing, 2018.

“Interrogation of Canlit and Canadian Multiculturalism through the Body of Colour” (essay) in Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)’s Program, 2017.

Interviews:

Interview with Ashley Little in The Rusty Toque. (FORTHCOMING)

Interview with Paige Cooper on Invisible Publishing, 2019. (FORTHCOMING)

Interview with Zviane on Invisible Publishing, 2019. (FORTHCOMING)

Interview with Whitney French on Invisible Publishing, 2019.

Interview with Ahmad Danny Ramadan on Invisible Publishing, 2019.

Interview with Hana Shafi on Invisible Publishing, 2019.

Interview with Billy-Ray Belcourt on Invisible Publishing, 2019; republished in Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)’s Program, 2019.

12 Days of Feminists: Sanchari Sur on Vivek Shraya in Flare Magazine, 2018.

Interview with Erum Khan on Invisible Publishing, 2018.

Interview with Shirley Camia on Invisible Publishing, 2018.

Interview with Annick MacAskill on Invisible Publishing, 2018.

Interview with Gwen Benaway in The Rusty Toque, 2017.

In the role of an editor/curator:

“Breaking Down Glass Walls: Naming an Unnamed Trauma by Angela Wright” on Invisible Publishing, 2019

“Writing Home by Fathima Cader” on Invisible Publishing, 2019.

Writing Worlds Anew by Phillip Dwight Morgan” on Invisible Publishing, 2018.

“Closer Still: On Reading What I Could Not Understand by Isabella Wang” on Invisible Publishing, 2018.

“Collecting/Telling/Writing Stories by Bilan Hashi” on Invisible Publishing, 2018.

“On Pieces and My Pelvis by Jess Taylor” on Invisible Publishing, 2018.

Reviews/Profiles:

“On Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Tonguebreaker” in Arc Poetry Magazine, 2019. (FORTHCOMING)

“Making Queer Pakistani Women Visible in Patthar Ki Zabaan” in Rungh. (FORTHCOMING)

“On Lucas Crawford’s The High Line Scavenger Hunt” in Arc Poetry Magazine, 2019. (FORTHCOMING)

“Sanchari Sur on Renée Sarojini Saklikar and Mark L. Winston‘s Listening to the Bees” in Arc Poetry Magazine, 2019. (FORTHCOMING)

“Makram Ayache’s The Green Line explores Queer Desire in the Time of War” in alt.theatre Magazine, 2019.

“On Gwen Benaway’s Passage” in Arc Poetry Magazine, 2017.

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2 responses to “Writing

  1. Dear Sanchari,
    By way of introduction, I’m an agent at Folio Literary Management, who specializes in representing literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, and select YA. If you don’t already have representation, I’d welcome the opportunity to hear more about your novel-in-progress, BLOOD RED SKY.
    A few of the writers I represent are Daniel Levine, author of the New York Times Editor’s Choice book Hyde (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Stacy Tintocalis; historical novelist Jennifer Laam (The Secret Daughter of the Tsar, St. Martin’s Press); Time Magazine contributor and former Newsweek correspondent Carla Power (If the Oceans were Ink, Henry Holt; forthcoming); and Huffington Post writer and Dad blogger Brian Gresko (When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk about the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood, Berkley/Penguin).
    Please be in touch!

    All best,
    Erin

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