A pleasure to present this informative conversation with Meghna Pant, the author of ‘How to get published in India’. Meghna is a renowned writer awarded with Laadli Media Award, Bharat Nirman Award, FON South Asia Short Story Award, Muse India Young Writer Award, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Shortlist, Frank O’Connor International Award Longlist and Commonwealth Short Story Prize Longlist.
So, here’s to our conversation with Meghna, whilst keeping her book How to Get Published in India in context…
LAFFAZ: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I harboured no dreams of being a writer when I was young, though I did dabble in writing. I was 19 when my first short story, Aberration, was published online. The plot and characters stayed with me for months before I gathered the wherewithal to finish the story. But the discipline of writing, its stark loneliness, does not usually appeal t