Fatima Taqvi is a speculative fiction writer from Karachi currently living in London. She was part of the Clarion West cohort of 2023‌‌‌‌.

She (briefly) hosted a short fiction podcast called "Saying the Unsayable" that can be found here.


- Longlisted for the BSFA Award in the short story category, 2022

- Shortlisted for the Future Worlds Prize award, 2021‌‌

- Longlisted for the Zeenat Haroon Rashid Writing Prize, 2021‌‌

- Finalist in The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction, 2019‌‌

- Honorable Mention in The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction, 2018‌‌‌‌

In Magazines:‌‌

"Secrets of the Kath," Strange Horizons‌‌‌‌

"The Samundar Can Be Any Color," Flash Fiction Online

‌‌‌‌"The Cameraman Loves Her," Fusion Fragment

"The Aminals March in Two by Two," BSFA's magazine, Fission (Note: That's not a typo! It's "aminals" for story reasons 👀)

"Baba Nowruz Gives His Wife A Flower Only Once a Year," Fantasy Magazine

"A Truth So Loyal and Vicious," Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine

Upcoming work in Nightmare and Lightspeed Magazines


"Unnatural Selection" Past, Present and Future: A Read Up Anthology.

‌‌‌‌In 2017 her fantasy fiction submission made her eligible for Penguin Random House's WriteNow one day workshop.


In "The Ever Shifting Lexicon" by Simone Heller.

Author Spotlight By Fantasy Magazine.

She can be contacted on Twitter @FatimaTaqvi