About Us

Borders were drawn through history, dividing mankind into smaller more manageable divisions that could be ruled and led. Borderless is a celebration of the human spirit that soars, exploring and developing links beyond all artificial divides that exist in today’s world. The goal of the journal is to connect writers and readers transcending barriers of man made constructs. There are no boundaries for the imagination and for thoughts. That is what we have set out to explore…

Vision & Mission

An exploration of a world beyond borders that leads ultimately to uniting mankind under one sky. Borderless celebrates the human spirit.

Founding Editor
Mitali Chakravarty

Mitali Chakravarty started her professional career as a journalist in The Times of India.  Her bylines have appeared in The Statesman, The Times of India, The Hindustan TimesThe Pioneer, The Daily Star and more journals. Her poetry and prose have been published online and as part of numerous hardcopy anthologies. Some of her writing has been translated to Nepali, Persian and German. Mitali also translates from Bengali to English. She has published a humorous book of essays on living in China where she spent eight years, In the Land of Dragons , which has been updated and serialised in a journal on a weekly basis.

Editorial board — Contributing Editors

Sohana Manzoor

Sohana Manzoor is an Associate Professor at the Department of English and Humanities at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. She has a PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her area of expertise is nineteenth-century British fiction. Her short stories, non-fictions and translations have been published in Kitaab, Asiatic, The New Age, The Dhaka Tribune, The Daily Star, Bengal Lights and Six Seasons Review. Currently, she is also the Editor of The Daily Star Literature and Review pages.

Rhys Hughes

Rhys Hughes has been writing fiction from an early age. His first book was published in 1995 and since that time he has published fifty other books, nine hundred short stories and many articles and poems, and his work has been translated into ten languages. He graduated as an engineer but currently works as a tutor of mathematics. Having lived in Britain, Spain and Kenya, he is now planning to move to India. His poetry tends to be humorous light verse and offbeat lyrical fantasy, influenced mainly by Don Marquis, Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Richard Brautigan, Ivor Cutler and Spike Milligan.

Meenakshi Malhotra

Dr Meenakshi Malhotra is Associate Professor in English at Hansraj College, University of Delhi. She  has edited two books on Women and Lifewriting, Representing the Self and Claiming the I, in addition  to numerous published articles on gender and/in literature and feminist theory. Some of her recent publications include articles on lifewriting as an archive for GWSS, Women and Gender Studies in  India: Crossings (Routledge,2019),on ‘’The Engendering of Hurt’’  in The State of Hurt, (Sage,2016) ,on Kali in Unveiling Desire,(Rutgers University Press,2018) and ‘Ecofeminism and its Discontents’ (Primus,2018). She has been a part of the curriculum framing team for masters programme in Women and gender Studies at Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) and in Ambedkar University, Delhi and has also been an editorial consultant for ICSE textbooks (Grades1-8) with Pearson publishers. She has recently taught a course as a visiting fellow in Grinnell College, Iowa.

Keith Lyons

Keith Lyons is an award-winning writer who is curious about people and places. His first article was published in a local newspaper in New Zealand when he was still at primary school. With a background in social sciences and communications, and experience as editor of a newspaper, he completed post-graduate studies in journalism, and on a scholarship researched science and environmental communication in the US and UK. His work, including non-fiction, short stories, and poetry, has appeared in newspapers, magazines, websites, guidebooks and anthologies around the world. Keith edited and co-wrote ‘Opening up Hidden Burma’, and he was featured in ‘Rock Star Travel Writers’. He has worked in publishing and public relations, as well as teaching creative writing, running writing retreats and mentoring authors. His recent work includes a chapter in an international collaborative detective novel, an essay for an anthology comparing ancient and newly-built cities, and a story about a remote island that may have inspired the Neverland of Peter Pan. After 15 years based in Asia, he has returned ‘home’ but still regards himself as a global citizen. He has been a regular contributor to Borderless Journal since its early days. 

Michael R Burch

Michael R. Burch has over 6,000 publications, including poems that have gone viral. His poems, translations, essays, articles, letters, epigrams, jokes and puns have been published by TIME, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, BBC Radio 3, Writer’s Digest–The Year’s Best Writing and hundreds of literary journals. His poetry has been translated into fourteen languages, taught in high schools and colleges, and set to music by eleven composers. He also edits The HyperTexts (online at www.thehypertexts.com) and has served as editor of international poetry and translations for Better Than Starbucks.

Debraj Mookerjee

Debraj Mookerjee has taught in Ramjas College at the University of Delhi for close to three decades, with specialised interests in Literary Theory, cultural studies, and popular fiction, especially SF. He is also a columnist, writing on culture politics and society, apart from food history. Mookerjee likes to travel and curate life and its myriad complexities. He is deeply interested in  exploring alternative pedagogies, because he feels higher education should unleash academic creativity and not constrain scholarship through enforced regimentation.

Tagore Consultant:

Dr. Anasuya Bhar is Associate Professor of English and the Dean of Postgraduate Studies in St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College Kolkata. Dr. Bhar is the sole Editor of the literary Journal Symposium http://www.spcmc.ac.in/departmental-magazine/symposium/, published by her Department. She has various academic publications to her credit. She is also keen on travel writing and poetry writing. She has her own blog https://anascornernet.wordpress.com/.

Writers in Residence:

  • Suzanne Kamata was born and raised in Grand Haven, Michigan. She now lives in Japan with her husband and two children. Her short stories, essays, articles and book reviews have appeared in over 100 publications. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and received a Special Mention in 2006. She is also a two-time winner of the All Nippon Airways/Wingspan Fiction Contest, winner of the Paris Book Festival, and winner of a SCBWI Magazine Merit Award.
  • Bhaskar Parichha is a journalist and author of No Strings Attached: Writings on Odisha and Biju Patnaik – A Political Biography. He lives in Bhubaneswar and writes bilingually. Besides writing for newspapers, he also reviews books on various media platforms.
  • Devraj Singh Kalsi works as a senior copywriter in Kolkata. His short stories and essays have been published in Deccan Herald, Tehelka, Kitaab, Earthen Lamp Journal, Assam Tribune, and The Statesman. Pal Motors is his first novel.  
  • Sybil Pretious writes mainly memoir pieces reflecting her varied life in many countries. Lessons in life are woven into her writing encouraging risk-taking and an appreciation of different cultures.
  • Candice Louisa Daquin is a Psychotherapist and Editor, having worked in Europe, Canada and the USA. Daquins own works are also published widely, she has written five books of poetry, the last published by Finishing Line Press called Pinch the Lock. Her website is www thefeatheredsleep.com
  • Sunil Sharma, PhD (English), is a Toronto-based academic, critic, literary editor and author with 23 published books: Seven collections of poetry; four of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, nine joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is, among others, a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA:— https://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html  For more details, please visit the link:— http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

Borderless Anthology

Click here to access the Borderless anthology, Monalisa No Longer Smiles