The year 1912 witnessed the birth of the first ever periodical in Mangalore, the Konkani Dirvem, under the very much advancing and shining Konkani literature in Karnataka. Louis Mascarenhas and U Kannappa were the founders of this periodical. In 1938, the periodical named Rakhno was started in Mangalore. The year 1950 remained a witness to the birth of the first full-length, original social nover Angel by Joaquim Santan Alvares. He in fact had revolutionised the field of fiction in Konkani literature from Karnataka and subsequently penned numerous awe-inspiring novels. V J P Saldanha, popularly acknowledged as Khadap, has authored novels pretty much containing a powerful plot, characterisation and style of diction. Chafra, also acknowledged as C F D'Costa, has made applaudable contribution in the genres of poetry and plays. Some other prominent writers in Konkani literature from Karnataka comprise: A T Lobo, Edwin D Souza, Stan Ageira, Gabriel d' Souza or Gabbu, Ronald Pereira, Jerry Kulshekar, Irene Pinto, Tina D' Mello, Mic Max, Vitor Rodrigues, Francis Saldanha, Hemachandra, etc.
Pedro John D' Souza, Faustin D' Souza, J U Rego, J C Viegas, Nandini d' costa , C G Pereira , Sylvester D'Souza, Francis Saldanha and other have penned emphatic short stories under Konkani literature in Karnataka. Another hugely captivating factor in this Karnataka Konkani literature is their supreme interest in poetry, which is acknowledged to be verily deep rooted. The early groundbreakers in this field were in actuality, the Catholic priests, who had sailed long long time back. They have handed down to their succeeding generations numerous hymns, which were poems in effect. They were further passed down to the other generations by word of mouth. Louis Mascarenhas was a great poet, in the context of Konkani literature from early Karnataka. Other prominent poets from this Konkani genre comprise: Fr P L Notelho, Fr Sylvester Menezes, Fr Anthony John d' Souza, Fr Pratap Naik, Ambrose d' Souza, Lancelot Pinto, Elo d' Souza, J B Sequeira, Ambrose d' Souza, J B Rasquina and Henry d' Silva, J B Moraes, C F d' Costa.
Besides these above mentioned extensive list of prominent and unparalleled personalities in this aboriginal Indian literary genre, loads of plays and folk literature have additionally enriched the Konkani literature of Karnataka.