Aekta Khubchandani

Aekta Khubchandani, a writer from Bombay, is the founder of Poetry Plant Project where she conducts month-long generative workshops. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. She loves window seats, and drawing plants in corners of notebooks. She is the winner of Breakout Prize 2022 in Poetry, a finalist for Indiana Review’s Poetry Prize 2022, and The Baltimore Review’s Winter Contest in Poetry. Her work is nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Epiphany, Best of the Net (Poetry) by Nurture Literary, Best Microfiction by Passages North, and Favorite Online Articles and Essays by Entropy. Her film, “New Normal” whose script she has written, won the Best Microfilm award at Indie Short Fest by Los Angeles International Film Festival. She has works published in Penn Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Speculative Nonfiction, VIDA, and elsewhere. She’s working on two books.


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