Popular Writing

Popular Writing: Eastlit. Guardian Image by Graham LawrenceThe last time I did a piece on top reads, it seemed to generate quite a bit of interest. I wasn’t really sure if popular writing would go down well, but by popular request it is back.

So here we are again with an update on popular writing in Eastlit. As with the previous one, I have listed the top five most popular writing pieces of the last five and thirty days. I have also done the top ten reads of all time. There has been some movement in this list!

Again I have only looked at the most popular writing by contributors. I haven’t included site pages, editorials, covers or news items etc. As before, I haven’t included a direct link to each piece, but I have listed the issue each piece is in. Links to back issues can be found in the Eastlit Archive. Recent issues can be found in the menu at the top of the page. Maybe take a look at some of the lesser read pieces too. Of course being popular may not mean best 😉

Anyway here is the popular writing:

Popular Writing: Last Seven Days:

  1. Common Filipino Funeral Superstitions Rebutted by Reynold P. Macaranas (March).
  2. Shadows in Rooms by Anita Gill (August).
  3. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April).
  4. Four Poems by Anna Yin (March).
  5. Art of Evil by Andrew J. West (August).

Popular Writing: Last Thirty Days:

  1. Common Filipino Funeral Superstitions Rebutted by Reynold P. Macaranas (March).
  2. Art of Evil by Andrew J. West (August).
  3. The Sarawak Club by Colin W. Campbell (September).
  4. The Pilgrim by Simon Rowe (September).
  5. Colonial Arch by Rembrandt Ramilo (September).

Popular Writing: Top Ten All Time:

  1. Common Filipino Funeral Superstitions Rebutted by Reynold P. Macaranas (March).
  2. The Mansion by Andrew J. West (June).
  3. Going Back to Emerald Hill by Chew Yi Wei (April).
  4. Going Home by Steve Rosse (February).
  5. Five Poems by Rose Lu (April).
  6. La Perla by MFL Bulandus (December).
  7. Three Poems by Rose Lu (July).
  8. Monkey Business by Ashwin Mudigonda (December).
  9. The Battle of Mianzi by Nichole Reber (May).
  10. Struck by T-net Quiring (July).

Other News:

I have been quite busy with personal and family business recently, so apologies if things are getting delayed.

We are taking submissions for the next 6 issues now, so please keep them coming to the submissions e-mail. Please take a look at the submissions guidelines first.

Why not also take a look at our Eastlit Live channel? Or better still send us some live material to publish! If you want to chat about this please contact us. Or use the Eastlit Google+ Page.

I would also like to mention a new online journal, The Font which is a literary journal aimed at language teachers. The Font has just launched ts first issue. They are not connected to Eastlit formally, but we have had a nice dialogue as they have set up. Xenia Taiga and Nichole Reber who have both written for Eastlit feature in their first issue.

Cheers.

Graham.