Announcement: The results of Wingword Poetry Competition have been declared.


Beetle is an international literary magazine, filled with invigorating poetry, imaginative stories and straightforward essays. The magazine hand-picks new writing from all over the world. Accompanied by bold and visionary illustrations, Beetle envisions to do the important work of circulating a soul-touching narrative. We pride ourselves in supporting the works of South-Asian and African writers.

October 2020 Issue

The October Issue of Beetle Magazine has now been released. 

This issue is an amalgamation of perspectives about the pursuit of freedom. It also includes some enthralling observations on bustling streets in the city. 


Unfreedom by Alivia Ghosh

The Walk of Freedom by Harsha Sewani

Life Under a Long Division Sign by Dyondra Wilson

Street Nights by Ishani Shambhobi Ghosh

Peculiar by Ananya Sahoo

She, The City by Maria Uzma Ansari

Sensorium of Sun by Sumedha Chakravarthy

People and Places by Varisha Abdullah

The Street Acrobat by Mukul Kumar

Roads Not Elaborated, But Experienced by Aditi Shah

Community Blog

We thank participants who submitted their spell-binding works to Beetle Magazine. We have uploaded submissions sent to us for everyone to read on the Community Blog. 


We take the time out to review all submissions and provide constructive feedback to our participants. Participants who live within India will receive feedback for their writing via Speed Post by October 18th. Participants who live outside India will receive their feedback via e-mail. 

August 2020 Issue 

This issue is a mix of fact and fantasy. Covering everything bordering on the surreal, we carry you away to the land of bizarre daydreams and nerve-wracking encounters with ghosts and the dead.  

Authors: Shireen Khan, Ria Chowdhury, Niveditha K, Prakriti Basu, Muskaan Mittal, Rohan A, Anish Malpani, Namrada Varshini, Akshaya Pawaskar, Samra Khan, Anagha Smrithi, Utkarsha Anwekar, Rakshita Gupta, Lakshya Singh, Pritika Rao, Hina Naela, Narisa Wahlang, Nayanthara S, Kirthika Vijayakumar, Ayesha Ahmed, Sriharsh Bhyravajjula, Aarushi Krishnan, Natalia Nazeem Ahmed, Akanksha Patra, Shagun Marwah

July 2020 Issue

With a fresh and bold take on understanding our intrinsic human nature, the July Issue features the bright and dark sides of the psyche. We cover the very extremes- from nurturing and acceptance to self-destruction and suicide. 

Authors: Babra Shafiqi, Syeda Namayah Fatima Hussain, Ilina Sinha, Vaishnavi Sathish, Poorva, Dia Bhojwani, Ananya Gupta, Tina Huang, Muskaan Ohri, Inilash Remot, Aayushi Saxena, Caren Mascarenhas, Shruti Mungi, Akanksha Patra, Debahuti Borah, Diya Sabharwal, Nikita Prabhu, Chaitanya Huprikar, Diya Khandari, Riddhi Puranik, Manisha Mishra, Sanjana Saksena Chandra and Naman Garg.

June 2020 Issue


The June 2020 Issue includes searing poems on the experiences of summer, erotic stories about sexual freedom and straightforward essays on the likelihood of man-woman friendship.

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Authors: Reshma Joly, Aishee Ghoshal, Laudeep Singh, Radhika Pradhan, Kiran Mishra, Janesis Fernandes, Abinesh Kumar, Deonte Osayande, Aqsa Eram, Maria Uzma Ansari, Atalant Nadkar, Ria Chakraborty, Mereshah Merybal, Sanjana Saksena Chandra, Anjali Hans, Saloni Panicker, Prisha Tiwari, Mandar Naik, Sneha Vyas, Carl Colaco, Kaushiki Saraswat, Antara Sathe, Anahita Mehra, Preksha Jain and Akshita Himatsingka.