The Bombay Literary Magazine’s mission is to publish fine literature and promote a writerly perspective on narratives. We publish stories, poetry, essays, creative nonfiction, photo-essays, and graphic fiction in the months of April, August and December. Our current issue is Issue 57 (April 2024).  Submissions for Issue 58 (August 2024) will open on May 01, 2024.

Look around, click, link, and take wing. Welcome to The Bombay Literary Magazine.

Issue 57 Cover: Old sewing machines on display at a clothing store in SoHo, NYC. The original photograph is used here with the kind permission of Bud James. Check out Bud’s fine art and travel photography at or follow him on Instagram at  Adapted for TBLM’s use by Ananya Mehta.

Banner image: Connemara Public Library Reading Room. Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Current Issue: Translated Poetry

Current Issue: Translated Fiction

Current Issue: Visual Narratives

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