propicMy name is Niranjana Iyer Subramanian, and I have been writing, publishing, and helping writers get published for over 12 years now. I live in California, in the Bay Area, where I work as a freelance editor and college admissions essay consultant. My writing consultancy The Compelling Story is at https://www.thecompellingstory.com/   Please email thecompellingstory@gmail.com for all editing and essay related matters.

After completing my MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, India, I spent several years in the corporate world before obtaining a Liberal Arts degree with a specialization in creative writing from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA, following which I began working as a writer.  I lived in India, the United States, Britain, and Canada before moving back to the United States a few years ago.

I am on Twitter @ninaiyer

Email: niranjana (dot) iyer (at) gmail (dot) com



My publications appear

In Canada:

In Herizons Magazine, rabble.ca, Montreal Serai, and This Magazine

In the USA:

In The Millions, The Missouri Review, World Literature Today, The Smithsonian Magazine, Eclectica, Bookslut, The Christian Science Monitor, and several others.  One of my essays is part of a Penguin anthology of readings widely used as a college text.


In The Asian Review of Books (Hong Kong)