Her first book, ‘The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories’ was shortlisted for The Digital Book of the Year Award 2014, by Publishing Next. ‘Four Degrees of Separation’ (Paperwall, 2016) is her first book of poetry.
The Arithmetic of Breasts and other stories is her first book of short fiction, shortlisted for The Digital Book of the year award 2014, by Publishing Next, Goa. Her short stories have appeared in several journals including Far Enough East, Sein und Werden, The Medulla Review, The Nassau Review, Women Writers, Writer’s Hub, Bewildering Stories, Cantaraville, Muse India, Marijuana Diaries, The Bangalore Review, Revenge Ink, Nivasini, Unisun, Triangulation, Lame Goat Publications, Annapurna magazine, and Rollick Magazine. Her themes are usually around relationships. She writes realism and paranormal fiction.
She won a gold place for her story, ‘The point of Irish coffee’, and an editor’s choice award for, ‘Ramayan redux’ (Triangulation: Parch, US). She narrated two true-life tales at Tall Tales Storytelling. She completed an Advanced Fiction Seminar offered by University of Iowa‘s International Writing Program via distance learning, 2013. She was also invited to participate as a writer-in-residence in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2015, representing India. Potkar won the Open Road Review Short Story Prize 2016 for her story “The Leaves of the Deodar”.
She has also judged inter-collegiate competitions at Mood Indigo, IIT Bombay, Malhar (festival), St. Xavier’s College, Spectrum – NIFT, Kharghar, and American Library. She revently was part of the Project Called Hook Blue as a major author.