The January issue seems to have received some positive feedback which is nice. Thanks for all the excellent contributions. It was a bit of a rush getting it all finished, and a lot of hard work. Because of this, we are aiming at slightly smaller issues over the next few months. We do want to keep Eastlit a monthly publication if possible. However, sometimes time and resources are stretched. Please bear with us if the next few issues are a little smaller.
This will be out on February 1. It will include at least one review. This will be a first for Eastlit. If you submitted work, you will start to hear if it is to be published in the next week or so. We are still looking for a cover photo for this issue. Send them in if you would like to have your pictures considered. We are also still open for submissions for the February issue for a few more days.
Future Eastlit Issues.
We will continue with smaller issues for the time being. However, we hope to publish some additional forms of writing over the coming months. We are taking submissions for our March and April issues now.
Previously Published Writers
Eastlit positively encourages writers we have published before to submit more work. The only policy is that you will not be published in consecutive issues. You can be in 1 and 3, but not 1 and 2.
News on our Contributors
Richard Lutman whose The Butterfly’s Body was published in Eastlit’s January issue is allowing us to publish the rest of his novella The Iron Butterfly. This will be done in parts starting in the April issue. It will be our first serialization of a longer piece of writing.
Kyle Hemmings has a new collection of prose and poetry out titled Void and Sky. It is available in both paperback and e-book format.
If any of our other contributors have news, please let me know. I will mention it in a future news article.
There are still a few places that have yet to feature in Eastlit. One of these is Indonesia. We would love to get a few more submissions from such an important part of the regions we cover. That is not to say we do not welcome work from other places!
Work on the app continues, slowly.
Not mush else for now!
OK that is the end of the news for now. I hope 2013 is going well for you all.