Anushka Bidani

Anushka Bidani is a poet & essayist from India. She’s the Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Headcanon Magazine, an art & literary journal which publishes fan works. In the past, her work has appeared in OpenAxis, The Teatles Book, Royal Rose Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, amongst others; & has twice been nominated for Best of the Net. She likes thinking & writing about digital culture, pop culture, & fan culture — she attempts to articulate her opinions (& stories!) here.

Anushka was born in 2001 (b. New Delhi). She speaks English, Hindi & French. She likes rainy evenings & virgin mojitos. You can get in touch with her at


silver linings / unleash | HOLYFLEA!, Pop-Up Issue: Dream Journal (2021)
love letter to “studies in film: the queer eye ENG-3501-1” | Violet Indigo Blue, Etc. (2021)
Here Lies a Civilian | Quail Bell Magazine (2020)
little bird | Dream Noir (2019)
hold still my beating heart, we can fly | Ayaskala (2019)
Samaira | Marías at Sampaguitas (2019) | Nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology
Violets | Royal Rose Magazine (2019)
The Anatomy of an Anxiety Attack | Rose Quartz Magazine (2019)


Deewani | Archive of Our Own (2021)
he felt infinite | Nightingale & Sparrow, Issue III: heat (2019)


16 December, 2012 | Teen Belle Magazine, Issue I: Catharsis (2019) | Nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology


Quoted in Bollywood Mythmaking in Om Shanti Om | by Paridhi Puri, Opium of the Masses (2023)
Why Do Fans Love It A Latte?: An Interview with Katharine McCain | Headcanon Magazine, Issue I: spill the beans (2022)
Bean There, Drank That | Headcanon Magazine, Issue I: spill the beans (2022)
Introduction | Headcanon Magazine, Issue I: spill the beans (2022)
The McLennon Effect: A Conversation with Chloe & Daisy from All About The Girl Podcast | Headcanon Magazine (2021)
Remo D’Souza: The Man Who Changed the Face of Indian Dance | OpenAxis, Issue X (2021)