Eastlit August 2014 has been out for a while now. We are once again seeing a high readership of this issue which does not seem to be abating in the first two weeks. It is great to see interest in English literature focused on East and South East Asia increasing. This has been one of our aims since we launched Eastlit. We are able to introduce new local non-native writers as well as the more established and native users of English. Introducing non-native writers is a reward in itself for the Eastlit team, and we encourage more to submit work.
In this issue of Eastlit there are once again 5 writers or artists new to Eastlit. The cover picture features The Lake by Graham Lawrence.
Eastlit August 2014 has a variety of work focused on or from the following countries within East and South East Asia:
- The Philippines
- Hong Kong
This month Stefanie Field reviews Tan Twan Eng’s The Garden of Evening Mists, and I interview Khanh Ha. Khanh Ha has just seen his first book, Flesh published in print. Khanh Ha has some interesting insights into the publishing industry in the interview.
We continue to encourage the submission of creative writing, literature or artwork focused on East or South East Asia. Eastlit welcomes new and non-native writers as much as those more established. All enquiries can be sent to the Eastlit editors.
All of us on the team would also like to thank everyone who has contributed work, given advice, read or supported Eastlit. Without you we would not be where we are today as one of the best read literary journals in Asia.
And I would also like to remind everyone that the second issue of our sister journal Southlit will be out on Sepember 15. Southlit focuses on creative writing and artwork focused on South Asia. Why not take a look at our first issue in a few days time?