Eastlit Support for 2016 to 2017

Donations to Help Eastlit (note: eastlit1 at g mail for PayPal donations)

Eastlit Support. One Dollar. Please helpIt is that time ot the year again where we start to try and raise a little money for Eastlit support to cover costs and other things. From 2016 to 2017 we would like to use some of the money raised on a few modest adverts through social media and literary circles. This will help to get more readers for the fiction, poetry, artwork and other creative writing focused on East, Southeast and South Asia. Even though we are currently seeing growth in readership of 30% on last year, more can be done. All in all I think it is best to do what we can without introducing advertising to cover it.

All donations of even a few dollars help and on social media some advertising campaigns can be run a a fairly small budget. Eastlit as our long term readers know is advertisement free at the request of contributors and readers. We genuinely hope to continue with this policy. However, there are bills to pay and every little helps. The donation link is below this paragraph and has been activated on many pages. If you prefer to make a financial, prize or gift donation in a different way, please contact Graham. If you have any questions about how you can help Eastlit or what we use donations for, please contact us through the Eastlit contact page.

As you may be aware our editorial board and advisory team are all voluntary. My time is also provided free and the only income to help support Eastlit comes from this annual call.

Of course the Eastlit the team will do its best to continue bringing you what we think is interesting Asian focused English literature and artwork. We will also continue to try and support new and emerging poets and writers especially those within our region, and keep Eastlit to its monthly schedule however demanding this becomes.

Eastlit Support in Other Ways

If you cannot help with a donation, spreading the word about Eastlit, or this request helps. If you have any other idea’s I would love to hear too.




Some people ask why we publish literature in Georgia (font). Well the story goes like this:
Georgia: Eastlit FontWhen I set up Eastlit I spent quite a bit of time thinking about fonts and recognizing that while I had no clue about fonts, it would be important and should be both readable and identifiable. So I talked to a font designer who basically decried Times New Roman, praised the new at the time Google fonts and mentioned that Georgia was one of the few fonts that retained some quirkiness. I then read through the entire debate about should text be in sans serif or serif and at the time there was a leaning to forgetting conventional wisdom and going for sans serif. Then it was off to look at Google fonts. Oh so many of them and they looked as modern and boring as the new Google logo, plus for some reason they seemed to have occasional loading issues. Totally confused and procrastinating for ages, I finally found an obscure article that mentioned when reading e-books if people could select the font, the most commonly chosen font (around 35%) was Georgia. Well working on the people ain’t wrong, Georgia it was.


Note: Helvetica Neua is the font used on our Eastlit pages and announcements. Georgia is only used for published work.