The latest issue of Southlit has just come out. It is nice to build on the first issue. In Souhlit two we have published fiction and poetry from Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as India and Pakistan. The first issue was very heavy with Indian focused literature. We feel that the second issue although a little lighter is maybe better balanced in covering what the region offers. Why don’t you take a look and see what you think. If you like, you can even tell us. Southlit remains a work in progress after all. You can find the latest issue by clicking on the picture or this link to Southlit September 2014.
We are still looking for submissions for our future bimonthly issues. You can read our submission guidelines and process at Southlit Submissions. We are also actively seeking submissions of pictures to be considered for our covers. All work submitted is reviewed before a decision is made on whether to publish it or not.
On the first day the second issue of Southlit was launched, the number of readers surpassed previous records. That was a great feeling for us in the team, but it is the opportunity of exposure it offers to the writers that is more important.
Southlit’s aim is to raise the profile of local writers to a wider audience and to introduce as many quality new writers as possible. It is not always easy for an unpublished writer to get a break. We hope to learn from the work we have done over the years on Eastlit and apply it to Southlit. As Eastlit has been relatively successful in publishing a handful of new writers in each monthly issue, we hope to achieve the same with Southlit. So if you are an unpublished author, don’t be shy!
That is enough from me. I hope you enjoy the latest issue of Southlit.