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Publications & Awards

Ramola D's short fiction, poetry, essays, and news features have appeared in various literary journals and newspapers including Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Green Mountains Review, Agni, Indiana Review, Indian Express, So to Speak, and Asian Pacific American Journal.

Her fiction is included in the anthology Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington Area Women (Paycock Press, 2006). Her story "The Next Corpse Collector" was included in Best American Fantasy 2007, and shortlisted in the 100 Other Distinguished Stories list in Best American Short Stories 2007. Her short fiction manuscript Temporary Lives was a finalist for the 2004 University of Nebraska Book Series award, and received the AWP Grace Paley Award in Short Fiction in 2008.

Her poetry has been thrice nominated for a Pushcart prize, named finalist in the Discovery/The Nation prize, and included in The Best American Poetry 1994, as also in the anthologies Winners: A Retrospective of the Washington Prize, (The Word Works), The Anthology: Highlights from Fifteen Years of a Unique “Mind Stimulating” Literary Magazine, Literal Latte’s first anthology, 2008 and in the forthcoming Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC (Plan B Press)

Her first collection of poems Invisible Season, a finalist with the Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, Calyx, and Wesleyan University Press, won a Washington Writers' Publishing House prize and was published in 1998.

Ramola's interviews with award-winning and bicultural fiction writers, part of an ongoing project, have appeared in The Writer's Chronicle. Her dramatic adaptation of Charles Perrault's children's story "Puss in Boots" with Director Nicholas Allen is currently being staged at Classika/Synetic Theater until March, 2010. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship award in poetry in 2005, for a project she is currently completing.

For a complete list, see List of Publications and Awards.

Links to Work Online

Click on titles below to go to linked text. Also see book pages Temporary Lives and Invisible Season.


(from a new collection, currently seeking publication)

"The Smell of Tulips" -- Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington DC Area Women Writers (Paycock Press, 2006)

"Salt" -- The Oklahoma Review, Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring 2008


(some from Invisible Season, some from other collections, currently seeking publication)

My Part in the World, Daybreak at Kanya Kumari, Gift, as if, part, I could have -- Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Volume 5, Number 4, Fall 2004

Aurora Borealis -- le culte du moi, Fall 2005

Bodily Sensation -- le culte du moi, Fall 2005

Sophie-to-be (In and Out) -- le culte du moi, Fall 2005

The Painting of the World -- Asian Pacific American Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 1998

Letter Home to Madras -- Blackbird, Volume 7, No. 2, Fall 2008

Ramola D is currently seeking to place a first novel (set in India), a second collection of short fiction (set in the US and India), and poetry. To see completed work for purposes of representation or publication, please email.

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