Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Pratibha Kelapure

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Pratibha founded The Literary Nest to create a platform for emerging writers around the world. She hopes this online magazine turns into a permanent print publication, and the writers first published here rise to prominence and influence the literary canon. Did someone say hubris? But remember the ‘little old ant.’

“But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes

For Pratibha, this is a labor of love.  She is a former English teacher and humble writer whose stories and poems have found some warm homes. If you are really curious, you can read the partial list of her published work.

Poetry matters. Poetry is the well-choreographed dance of words accompanied by rhythmic sounds, and lyrical movement of the human spirit. — Pratibha Kelapure

Past Fiction Editors

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy has a BA in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and attended the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford. She is a freelance writer and editor.


Montana Rogers

Montana Rogers is a reader, writer, and editor. She has a BA in Creative Writing & Literature and Music from Wheaton College (MA). After graduating, she won a Fulbright Grant to Bulgaria and spent two years teaching English to high school students in a small city near the Balkan Mountains. In addition to teaching, she helped judge various English creative writing and speech competitions and traveled as much as she could, collecting anecdotes and scenes throughout Eastern Europe for her own writing. Her most recent work has appeared at FluentU.com and newengland.com an affiliate of Yankee Magazine.

Pratibha Kelapure

Poetry Editors

Pratibha Kelapure
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