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Our Contributors


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Steve Carr

Steve Carr, from Richmond, Virginia, has had over 600 short stories – new and reprints – published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, reviews and anthologies since June, 2016. He has had seven collections of his short stories published. A Map of Humanity, his eighth collection, published by Hear Our Voice LLC Publishers came out in January, 2022. His paranormal/horror novel Redbird was released in November, 2019. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.

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Chitra Singh

Born in a family of the landed gentry in eastern U.P., She studied in premier schools. She has Master’s degree in English Literature and a Post Graduate degree in Mass Communication. She has free lanced with many English Dailies and magazines, writing mostly human interest features, travelogues, and stories about forest life which she greatly loved. Her forte is writing Middles. She has  varied interests like gardening, cooking, fine embroidery and dabbling in the share market. One of her favourite pastimes is regaling her grandchildren with tales of yore. 

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Jeffrey Feingold

Jeffrey Feingold is a writer in Boston. His essays have been published by magazines, such as The Bark (The Bark has published many acclaimed authors, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver ), and by award-winning literary reviews and journals, including Wilderness House Literary Review, Impspired, The RavensPerch, Schyulkill Valley Journal, PAST TEN, Book of Matches and elsewhere. Jeffrey's stories about family, Russian adoption, and adventures in the movie and publishing industries reveal a sense of absurdity informed by a love of people's quirky ways.

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Chitra Gopalakrishnan

Chitra Gopalakrishnan, a New Delhi-based journalist and a social development communications consultant uses her ardour for writing, wing to wing, to break firewalls between nonfiction and fiction, narratology and psychoanalysis, marginalia and manuscript and treeism and capitalism. Author website: www.chitragopalakrishnan.com  

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Sanjita Mittal

Sanjita Mittal is a lawyer with poetry up her sleeves. She is an alumnus of the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, and has been a featured slam poet. She has a Masters in intellectual property law from Symbiosis Law College, Pune. She enjoys reading fiction and creative writing.

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Niles Reddick

Niles Reddick is author of a novel, two story collections, and a novella. His work has been featured in over four hundred fifty publications including The Saturday Evening Post, PIF, BlazeVox, New Reader Magazine, Citron Review, and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. Website: http://nilesreddick.com/

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Vrishti Dasgupta

Vrishti Dasgupta is a teacher from Silliguri (West Bengal) but she calls herself a student of literature and cinema. Despite being a teacher and a mother of two naught boys, she finds time to watch good films and read.

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Vani Jaipal

Vani Jaipal is a law student studying in Kolkata. She is a cinema buff and does not miss any film, Hindi or English. She is also a dedicated K-pop fan.

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Team Wise Owl

Contributors: Team Members
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Dr. Rachna Singh

Principal Editor

Non Fiction, Reviews & Visual Art 

Dr Mridula Sharma

Dr. Mridula Sharma

Senior Editor

Fiction & Poetry

Dr Ranjit Powar

Dr Ranjit Powar

Guest Editor

At The Wise Owl, our team of editorial professionals work behind the scenes to ensure that our readers have the best possible experience interacting with our magazine. Our talented writers/artists and editors have their hands on the media pulse, and are here to bring you poetry, stories, reviews and articles/essays as well as visual art work on a wide range of topics. Get to know a few of them below.

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Dr Rachna Singh

Principal Editor

A doctorate in English literature and a former bureaucrat, Rachna Singh has authored Penny Panache (2016) Myriad Musings (2016) Financial Felicity (2017) & The Bitcoin Saga: A Mixed Montage (2019). She writes regularly for National Dailies and has also been reviewing books for the The Tribune for more than a decade. She runs a YouTube Channel, Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein, which brings to the viewers poetry of established poets of Hindi & Urdu. She loves music and is learning to play the piano.

Dr Mridula Sharma

Senior Editor Fiction & Poetry

A doctorate in English Literature and an Associate Professor, PG Department of English, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, Dr Mridula Sharma has authored The Hotel Room: A Collection of Stories. She was the Editor of New Horizons, a UGC Approved, peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal.

She has also co-edited Scholars In Shakespeare  and published research papers in reputed journals. She has recently edited Alfaaz: A Trilingual Anthology by Academicians. She writes regularly for leading newspapers and magazines. She enjoys writing  poetry in Hindi & English and story telling.

Dr Ranjit Powar

Guest Editor

Author of Dusk over the Mustard Fields and Living a Good Life. She writes freelance and reviews books for newspapers, most often with her dog Teddy sprawled next to her desk. After serving in the Punjab Civil services, she presently runs a non-profit organization, Nishan Educational Trust, training school teachers in psychological orientation in pedagogy. Deeply involved with humanitarian issues and cross-border peace efforts, she hopes to resume her second passion soon – travelling.

Contributors: Meet the Team
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