Interview with Issue 12’s Rachna Kulshrestha + Issue 13’s closed for submissions

If you didn’t already read all over the rest of the site, we’re currently closed to submissions until November 1. Thank you to everyone who sent me their work. I enjoyed reading all of it, sincerely or ironically.

But! We still have Issue 12 business for the next few weeks. Here’s Rachna, who gave us both a poem and a story for Issue 12.

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Describe your writing in 25 words or less.

Tell us about your story “hair.”
When I was 11-12 years old, I had to shave my head.  Since then, I’ve always wanted to write about it: the significance of hair in a girl’s life. The story originated from a personal experience and took a shape of its own.

And then there’s your poem “The Hispanic at the 7-11.”
Oh yes, another one that started with an image I saw not too long ago before I wrote the poem. It took me several weeks to write. I kept on going back and forth trying to make it as perfect as I could.
Who or what inspires you to write?
Experiences of my life. A lot of reading and day dreaming.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez and all the authors whose stories have been published in the the Best American Short Stories series .
What are you working on right now?
A couple of flash pieces and a poem.
Where can we read your work next?
Isthmus, Limestone Journal, Avalon Literary Review, Carbon Culture, Chiron Review.
Do you have any advice for fellow writers?
Write, edit, submit. If rejected, keep editing, keep submitting. Don’t give up.

About bopdeadcity

Bop Dead City is an independent, quarterly literary magazine. We are seeking new writers who have a great story to tell. Sound craftsmanship couldn't hurt either. All of our issues are available for purchase here on the site through Paypal. If you’d like to know more about what type of work we publish, reading a back issue would be the best way to do it. View all posts by bopdeadcity

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