Founder | Publisher, Backend (Jul 21-)

Ankit dabbles in a bit of many things, from fantasy fiction, graphic novels, games, manga. He has an allergy towards YA content, which seems to have no cure. He has recently discovered Le Guin, and is mesmerized. He is actively building a gaming startup and co-writing a novel.


Founder | Editor (Jul 21-)

Ayush is a writer of low-key romances and slice-of-life fiction. A theorist at heart, he can often be spotted at conventional nooks of isolation around the city—atop library shelves and behind coffee spoons. He is opinionated about trivial matters and plans to realize fiction as a tool of import within classrooms.

His works are not too many and far between. He has been published in The Threepenny Review and Ghost City Review.



Reader, Community Events (Apr 22-)

Pavan is a writer who likes to plot the climax of the seventh book in a galaxy spanning series of fantasy novels before he starts writing down the prologue to the first book in the series. He can be found at cafes staring at a blank screen or in bookstores hiding behind bookshelves waiting to be ambushed by fans of books he is yet to publish.

He is currently co-authoring a fantasy novel that, frankly speaking, should already have been picked up for an on-screen adaptation. He plans to have a word with his agent about this as soon as he manages to hire one.



Reader (Nov 23 – )

Vishakha is a high school teacher, a poet and a writer. They enjoy reading State of Matter’s pieces, when they’re not critically engaged in analysing teenage drama at school.

Although they prefer to write personal drama (surprise, surprise), they enjoy engaging in horror and magical realism pieces through their reading.


Reader (Nov 23 – )

I first heard about Kun Maske when his piece won first place in the Sci-fi writing contest of 2022’s India Science Fest. I followed it up with his self-published book ‘Beginnings’.

For this profile write-up, I confronted him in a dark alleyway and asked him to tell me something about himself. He stared and asked me the poignant question, “Who are you?”

I remain forever haunted by this inquiry of who I really am…


Social Media Manager (Dec 23 – )

Manan is an aspiring writer/artist with expertise in procrastination. He likes tinkering around with buttons on a keyboard until his posts start going viral. He draws inspiration from Douglas Adams, lightsabers, Black Mirror, and everything in between.

He is passionate about filmmaking, creating to-do lists, watching YouTube tutorials, and befriending cats. When not growing State of Matter’s digital footprint or writing, you can find him at your nearest vegan café.