New grant

The SLF and DesiLit are pleased to announce a new co-sponsored grant, founded in memory of Ashim Chandra Bose, that will give $1000 to a South Asian / South Asian diaspora writer developing speculative fiction. It supports adult fiction, but work that is also accessible to older children and teens will be given preference in the jury process. The donor hopes that this grant will help develop work that will let young people imagine different worlds and possibilities. More details will be announced shortly.

(If you’d like to support the SLF and our efforts, we are currently running fundraisers on Facebook (one-time donation) and Drip (monthly donation). If you’re interested in funding a new grant, please contact Mary Anne Mohanraj at, with the subject line: NEW GRANT. Thanks!)