The Odd Magazine was born out of the need to give voice to the misfits, the weirdos, the left-outs - the 'odds'. What began on a sultry summer afternoon in May 2012 is now a treasure house edition old e-magazine that publishes alternate creativity in fiction, poetry, art, photography, interviews, videos and more from across the globe. Odd's motto - "Be Odd. Be Very Odd" rings through all its issues - a plaintive sign of disturbance is what marks the oddities.
The Odd Books are the newest addition to the Odd stable. These mini books done in collaboration with odd artists and poets meant for international distribution. Odd Books are meant to be slim, short and sharp, collectables you can carry in your pocket but cannot ignore. We are still in the nascent stages of making this work. Need all the help!
Sreemanti Sengupta is an advertising copywriter from Kolkata. India. She loves writing in English and Bangla, which is her native language. She also loves unintentional brooding, sleeping, disobedience, impulsiveness, reading, talking out-of-turn/out-of-place, photography, painting, music and did I mention writing? She reads and writes whenever possible. Sreemanti’s work has been published on the online and print media.
You can reach her at email@example.com
Snigdhendu Bhattacharya is a journalist who loves going off to villages on the slightest pretext. He is a well known art detective and is happiest when he spoils auctions and challenges fraudulent activities. He also writes admirably in Bangla and English and is at present carving out his debut non fiction on the Maoist movement in India, especially Bengal.
Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sreemanti Sengupta, Odditor
Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, Oddball
Gary Cummiskey, OddQ - Interview Odditor
Gary Cummiskey’s father was Antonin Artaud and his mother Anaïs Nin. He is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including Don’t Stop Until Incinerated (Tearoom Books, Stockholm, 2016), I Remain Indoors (Tearoom Books, 2013) and Sky Dreaming (Graffiti Kolkata, India, 2011). In 2009 he published Who was Sinclair Beiles?, a collection of writings about the South African Beat poet, co-edited with Eva Kowalska. He is also the author of a collection of short stories, Off-ramp. He lives in Johannesburg, where he spends his evenings dreaming of Babylon.
Catfish Mcdaris, Contributing Odditor
Catfish McDaris served three years in the Army artillery shooting 155 MM Howitzers. Catfish is an aging New Mexican living near Milwaukee. His work has recently been translated into Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Mandarin, Bengali, Tagalog, and Esperanto. His 25 years of published material is in the Special Archives Collection at Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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