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South Asia Speaks collaborates with A Suitable Agency to support early career writers

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South Asia Speaks, an extensive literary mentorship programme for new and early career writers, is partnering with the literary agency A Suitable Agency to extend support to their writers in understanding the publishing landscape while also giving them the opportunity to pitch their work on completion of their projects.

South Asia Speaks was created in 2021 to strengthen the writing community in South Asia. It is a literary mentorship for early career writers living in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and Maldives, with mentors based around the globe. The programme’s mentors help exceptional early career writers develop a major project, such as a book, a translated work, or a series of reported pieces. The programme is completely free, and mentors volunteer their time. Their list of eminent mentors includes Prayaag AkbarDeepa AnapparaFatima BhuttoDiksha BasuRahul BhatiaIsaac ChotinerAvni DoshiMcKenzie FunkSonia FaleiroSamar HalarnkarMarc HermanTania JamesTaran N. KhanAruni KashyapMira KamdarNikita Lalwani, Karan MahajanMujib MashalAanchal MalhotraSanam MaherMahesh RaoArunava Sinha, Samanth Subramanian, Altaf TyrewalaMadhuri Vijay and Mirza Waheed.

A Suitable Agency started in 2020 to represent writers across all genres, and working with them to find their books the widest audiences, across formats and platforms. Suitable Agency represents a broad range of writers, including Prabhakar AlokaSarnath BanerjeeRemo FernandesFiona FernandezAnindita GhoseAayush GuptaS. HareeshJulia HauserRadhika IyengarJayasree KalathilSaharu Nusaiba KannanariVikas KhannaAmitava KumarK.R. MeeraAmeya NagarajanPallavi NathRiva RazdanKartik ShankerBikram Sharma and Anukriti Upadhyay.

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