We have just released the first issue of Southlit, and it feels really good. Hopefully the lessons from the early days of Eastlit have been learnt and incorporated into this new journal. We really hope that everyone enjoys the read, and we welcome comments. Take a look by clicking on the picture or go to Southlit Asian literature.
For those who have not followed the story, Southlit is the sister journal of Eastlit. Southlit is aimed at Creative writing and artwork focused on South Asia. We define the countries of South Asia as we see them on our front page. This first issue contains fiction, poetry, non-fiction and a couple of novel extracts. Most of the work comes from South Asia but there are few pieces from writers outside with a connection to the region.
Southlit for now will be a bi-monthly publication. We are currently accepting submissions for later issues. All submissions will be considered by the Southlit editorial board. You can navigate to the submissions guideline page via the link in the cover photo. If you want to submit a poem, piece of artwork or a story, please do. We positively encourage local and non-native writers to send in their work. We can also provide some editorial assistance for non-native writers.
Depending on how the workload fits with our small all volunteer team, we will consider becoming a monthly publication as Eastlit is in the future. We do not however, want to make commitments we cannot meet.
Well that is the theory and enough on it. Why not head over to Southlit and take a look?