The Eastlit team hopes to have announcement on the new sister journal very soon. This journal will be a South Asian Literature Journal based on similar principles to Eastlit. Basically it will be run in pretty much the same democratic way in selecting what is published. The look and feel will be similar. However, a more South Asian cultural feel will be aimed at.
Needless to say we are very excited at this new journal. We also hope to incorporate a few improvements that we have learnt from running Eastlit in our new South Asian literature journal.
Since the launch of Eastlit we have been inundated with quality creative writing from South Asia especially from India. Eastlit though is aimed specifically at East and South East Asia. We have only been able to publish work from South Asia when the author has made a link to our region. This has meant we have not been able to publish a lot of very high quality creative writing. To rectify this we have decided to launch the new South Asian literature journal even though it will take more of our time and cost us a little more money. With Eastlit we have been able to give a break to quite a number of previously unpublished writers and poets. This was one aim of Eastlit. We hope to be able to continue this with our new South Asian literature journal.
We are now calling for submissions in the following categories:
- Photogrphs or other pieces of artwork.
For the moment contact Graham with submissions. All submissions should be either from or connected to South Asia.
We are still looking for a few extra members to add to our editorial board. No particular qualification is needed for this. The positions are voluntary although references will be given. As an editorial board member you will read a limited number of either poems or stories and just vote: yes, no or don’t know for each one. If anyone is interested, please contact Graham.