I haven’t mentioned the last three issues of Eastlit until now. Between them they contain over 40 pages of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, novel extracts, reviews and artwork. These can found by hitting the links in the pictures or text. All of this is Asian focused writing, poetry and artwork.
Eastlit March 2016 introduced 9 new writers and poets to Eastlit readers. It featured an Indian themed cover picture by Sheri Vandermolen. Southeast and East themed literature dominated this issue with a small Southlit supplement covering South Asia.
Eastlit April 2016 brought us a further 9 authors and poets new to Eastlit. Again the Southlit supplement was a bit lighter than the Southeast and East Asian published material. The cover featured a crisp professional shot of the mountain Panchchuli by Kamakshi Lekshmanan.
And finally Eastlit May 2016 which has just come out adds another eleven contributors new to Eastlit. The Southlit Supplement is also a lot bigger in this issue which features the most published material of the last three issues. The cover picture is a simple southeast Asian shot call ed Apocalypse by me. This issue is also unique in that it features our first published Iranian contributor: Oasis by Husian Abdulhay.
I hope if you enjoy modern literature focused on Asia these three issues of the journal will bring something of interest to you. They have certainly been good for all of us involved in the production of Eastlit.
Over the coming months there will be a number of changes to Eastlit.
The regular banner picture in the Southlit Supplement will be changed. As we try to give Southlit its own unique feel, we may go to regular changes of this banner every 6 or 12 months, so that there is a mix of continuity and change and to show the cultural diversity of the South Asia region.
The Eastlit literary services previously mentioned elsewhere will finally be launched. We hope that these professional services priced at below normal rates will enable more authors to be able to get the help they need to push their literary careers on.