Pakistan Today feature on DWL and Papercuts

We got some fantastic coverage recently in Pakistan Today, the country’s fastest growing English newspaper. Aamer Dhamani, sub-editor at PT, interviewed a number of our team members about DWL, what it has meant to us over the years and why the heck we love it so much. He also read Papercuts as part of his research and said the BEST things about it. Yeah, the DWL bug bit him too!

In print, the feature took up a whole page of the paper and sported a photo of our team members as well as an image of our Vol. 7 cover. The online version got 60 FB likes in less than a week, which is practically a miracle for art and culture pieces in Pakistani newspapers. It shows not only how much heart Aamer wrote this article with, but also points towards our increasing popularity and brand recognition.

Okay, enough bragging. Here’s the link to the online version of the feature! Enjoy. (And click on the FB like button if you know how totally awesome this is).

‘Papercuts’ rekindles joie de lire – Aamer Dhamani for Pakistan Today

DWL pilots its YouTube channel

Exciting news! We’ve just taken a significant step to cementing our online presence as an international writers’ community. With the soft launch of the new DWL/Papercuts channel on YouTube, we’re looking to reach out to a wider audience and to promote our writers in a more diverse manner.

The experience of reading something, be it a poem, story or article, totally changes with some context or perspective. Audio-visual content provides both. We hope that supporting A/V material will make the content more accessible, easier to interpret and more interesting for readers.

Just to clarify: this is a pilot. We’ve only put two videos up so far and are gauging the response to them. If people like the concept, we will launch the channel formally and improve the production quality. The videos will always have an ‘at home’ feel to them, though, because we want to keep them real and to represent the true essence of amateur writing.

Go to to check out the channel. AND DON’T FORGET TO CLICK ON THE ‘LIKE’ BUTTON!

Website down for maintenance

Hi everyone,

Just an update that the DWL website is undergoing maintenance right now. We hope to be back online within 24 hours. Till then, you can always head over to the temporary Papercuts site and read the latest issue and comment on the pieces.

We’ll see you soon!

The DWL Team

Papercuts Volume 7 is out!

This is going to be short and sweet:

Volume 7 of our biannual magazine is now available. We’ve all worked really hard to revamp the magazine, and we’re hoping you will enjoy reading it. Don’t forget to comment on any pieces you might like.

Go to and click on the Papercuts tab to read!