Salik Shah

Salik Shah

I am a content architect and independent creative director in love with speculative fiction, film and technology. I edit Mithila Review, a literary speculative magazine that publishes science fiction and fantasy from around the world.

My fiction, poetry and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in leading publications, including Strange Horizons, OpenDemocracy and Juggernaut. See bibliography.

As a writer, editor, producer, account director and problem-solver, I have worked with leading media and advertising houses in Asia, Europe and America. My speaker deck about the new rules of brand engagement has trended on SlideShare with 45K+ views.

I believe content is power and define ‘creativity’ as elegant problem-solving. I am constantly looking for ways to understand, innovate and amplify the art of branded content and storytelling. I work as a freelance consultant; power startups and Fortune 500 brands with high-impact design thinking: communication, identity, strategy.

I grew up in Kathmandu and New Delhi. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, SoundCloud and Vimeo. Or email: salik.shah[at]