Usman Malik

About Me

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Usman Malik

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What I Write

Writing Sample

For fifteen years my grandfather lived next door to the Mughal princess Zeenat Begum. The princess ran a tea stall outside the walled city of Old Lahore in the shade of an ancient eucalyptus. Dozens of children from Bhati Model School rushed screaming down muddy lanes to gather at her shop, which was really just a roadside counter with a tin roof and a smattering of chairs and a table. On winter afternoons it was her steaming cardamom-and-honey tea the kids wanted; in summer it was the chilled Rooh Afza.

What I Write

Excerpt from “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn”



“Emperors of Jinn”

“The Fortune of Sparrows”


“In the Ruins of Mohenjo-Daro”, The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu


The Last Manuscript, Exigencies

The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,


Laal Andhi, Truth or Dare (forthcoming)

The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family, Qualia Nous

Blood Women (audio), Pseudopod (July 2014)

Resurrection Points, Strange Horizons (August 2014; forthcoming)


Blood Women, Chiral Mad 2

Pinned and Wriggling on the Wall, Daily Science Fiction (June 2013)

Hearts in Reverse, The Crimson Pact Volume 5

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

# Finish one short story.

Fundraising Goals

I would love to get around 500 dollars for the workshop.