Eastlit January 2016 Cover. Asian creative writing. Southeast Asian literature. Asian poetry. Asian fiction. Asian artwork. Asian non-fiction. East Asia
This is the first issue of Eastlit in 2016. This year the aim is to publish one each month for a total of 12. After achieving this in 2013 and 2014, we were only able to come up with 10 in 2015 due to work and family. I am sure 2016 will be back to normal!
Eastlit Regional Growth
This issue has a lot of contributions from Malaysia and is being well read there too! It is nice to see this following on from similar trends in The Philippines and Vietnam. One of the original aims was to better showcase fiction, poetry and non-fiction from East and Southeast Asia. To be achieving this so well in Southeast Asia is a pleasure for all of us. In 2016 we hope to further this and extend it better into East Asia.
Southlit Supplement & South Asia
Southlit Supplement was first introduced in 2015. Since then it has appeared in every issue of Eastlit. The move into South Asia seems to have been complimentary to what we have been featuring from East and Southeast Asia. Considering the cultures, this is no real surprise.
Southlit Supplement will continue into the coming year and already seems to be attracting both more contributions and readers.
As always we continue to take submissions in all categories:
- Novel extracts
We are also looking for anyone published by us who would like to be interviewed. Just contact us through the usual submission procedure. The link to the submissions guideline is in the title of this section.
And finally, if you would like to see more of what we are doing, head over to Eastlit Literature Journal.