The WriteFluencers of 2022 (Season II Results)

The WriteFluencers Award for 2022 goes to:

Mydhili R. Varma, for the title: The Suicide Pact!

<strong><em>Mydhili R. Varma</em></strong>
Mydhili R. Varma

Mydhili R. Varma was born and brought up in the quaint old town of Tripunithura, Kochi, where she spent all her childhood hoarding stories and writing them. Her first story was an anti-thesis of Twilight, written in class seven on a busy school day morning, about a college student tracking down her dreamy vampire boyfriend and killing him. She has co-written several anthologies. Her short stories have appeared in Fox Hollow Stories, Flora Fiction, The Elixir Magazine, TFAUN, Disquiet Arts, and various other international publications. Her flash fiction was shortlisted in Stubborn Writers Contest 2021. She won the Ceiling 200 Flash Fiction Contest by Coastal Shelf magazine in 2021. Her short story included in the She Speaks anthology is being adapted into a film to be aired on Amazon Prime. She is currently working on her children’s fantasy series and a literary novel. Her illustrated non-fiction titled #YOU TOO (A MISOGYNIST)? is forthcoming in 2022. She also creates artwork based on her stories. Her illustrations have been published in Fox Hollow Stories and Koening zine. She lives in Coimbatore with her husband and two children. She welcomes feedback and can be reached at: Email:

First Runner-up:

Smita Das Jain, for A Slice Of Life: Every Person Has A Story

<strong><em>Smita Das Jain</em></strong>
Smita Das Jain

Smita Das Jain is the author of ‘A Slice Of Life: Every Person Has A Story’ and ‘The Lost Identity.’ She is a writer by passion and writes every day. Samples of her writing are visible in the surroundings around her- her home office, her sunny terrace garden, her husband’s car and the kitchen napkins. Her award-winning short stories have been published or are forthcoming on The Auroras & Blossoms 2021 Anthology, Women’s Web 2022 Anthology, Penmancy, StoryMirror 2022 Anthology, Twist and Twain, and The Writefluence 2022 Anthology. She was shortlisted for The Orange Flower Awards, 2022 for her short fiction and has been featured on The Pioneer, The Daily Guardian, Zee News and The Authority Magazine, a Medium Publication. Smita was also named one of the Top 50 most influential authors of 2021 by Delhi Wire. In another world, when she is not writing, Smita is a Personal Empowerment Life Coach and Executive Coach, enabling busy professionals unhappy in their jobs to find time to transform their passions into pursuits so that they work because they want to, not because they have to. In her previous life, she was a Strategy professional with more than fourteen years of experience working in leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies like KPMG, JLL and United Technologies Corporation. She is an IIM Indore and SRCC alumna and holds a diploma from Columbia Business School. Smita lives with her rock star husband and her adorable twelve-year-old daughter at their home in Gurugram, India.

Second Runner-Up:

Sonal Maharana, for Gossiping with My Emotions

<strong>Sonal Maharana</strong>
Sonal Maharana

An author, blogger and YouTuber, she is a post-graduate in pharmacy by education and a writer at heart. She is also a trained Clinical Research Associate in the clinical research industry. She has worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator in some of the hospitals serving in the field of diabetes. She also has been the copyeditor in the company Scientific Publishing Pvt Ltd. Recently, her debut poetry book ‘Gossiping with my emotions’ has gained amazing reviews from the dignities. Her propensity to help people in mental and emotional distress encouraged her to start a spiritual channel on Youtube where she shares her experiences and learnings on the connections from mind to body.

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Congratulations to the WriteFluencers!

A heartfelt thank you to our jury members for their time in making this event possible.

Vipul Shaalmali Raut, Amanda Schmidt, Palash Basak, Kaumudi Amrute and Arvind Solanki (from L-R)

Have you written a book that deserves recognition? Watch this space for our Season III, coming soon!

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