About Us

Kashmir Lit is a platform for all those interested to write about Kashmir, particularly Kashmiri and diaspora writers. We will endeavor to feature credible authors who will:

  • Enhance awareness of and be a good resource on all things Kashmiri
  • Garner moral support from people interested in Kashmir
  • Create new opportunities for writing about Kashmir through virtual and actual workshops, and interactions

Kashmir Lit, the word ‘Lit’ should not be confused with being short for “Literature” as in popular parlance. It is to be read as a whole word which means “set afire or burning”.

KashmirLit Team

Founder & Editor
Ather Zia
Consulting Editor
Javaid Iqbal Bhat

How to Contribute
Contributions are accepted on a rolling basis. Email your contributions as Word documents to submissions@kashmirlit.org or you can use the contribute form of the site.
All submissions must include a brief author bio. We would appreciate if you could furnish a headline for your work as well. No more than 3 poems per submissions with bio-line.
Photographs and artwork should be sent as PDF or image files. Writers retain full copyright on their work.
Due to a small staff we would prefer articles to be as error-free as possible.
Thank you very much for considering KashmirLit as a place for expressing your thoughts. We highly appreciate your contributions.
Kashmir Lit is published by Kashmir Ink Collective, a small group effort for garnering an intellectual response on issues pertaining to Kashmir. It is not affiliated with any political or non-political organization, nor does it solicit funding from anyone. A small staff of volunteers, mainly from academia, freely gives their time and expertise out of their passion for Kashmir.