Art Issue #57

Growing Pains Series

Digital, 1920×972

By Aakriti Karun & Anukriti Srivastava
Aakriti Karun is a writer based in India. She has been recognised by Best Small Fictions 2021, the Adroit Prizes for Prose and the Young Poets Network. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ruminate, Hobart, Mid-American Review, Rumpus and elsewhere. She is a Submissions Editor at Smokelong Quarterly.


Anukriti Srivastava is a high school senior based in Pune, India. Her freelance artwork includes illustrations in Slice Of A Mango Life by Ashwini Sashital, and a stop motion music video of ‘Bin Tere’ by After Acoustics, which was recognised by the Rolling Stone magazine and SongdewTv Network. Her collaborative artwork has been recognized by the Young Poets Network. You can find her art at @anukriti_._ on Instagram