Scarlet Leaf Review
First of all, allow me to say we are extremely happy seeing how many people chose to visit our review and read the poems and the stories we published.
Your number has increased every day and we, the editorial team, are impressed and humbled.
We have to thank the authors that chose to publish with us, as well. They are the ones that made possible the present fame of the review. Considering that 15,935 people visited the site between February 15 and February 24, I would say we did quite well.
Today we also want to present the essays that won the essay competition whose deadline was at the end of January.
We had the opportunity to read some very good essays and, I have to confess, it was extremely difficult to choose.
From the beginning, when we put on paper the guidelines for submission and the policies of the review, we decided to offer only three prizes for each competition.
The surprise was that two essays won the same spot in the light, as we were not able to decide which one was better, and, therefore, the prizes would go like this:
Kate Van Der Meer - “Creation, or Virtual Multiple Personality Disorder”
J.C. Cantin - “Operation”
Lillian Lee - “Budget Cuts”
We wish to offer our congratulations to the three winners and we do hope that they will submit with us in the future.
The three essays will be published in the section Essays of the review. Please, read them, they are really entertaining and informative.
SCARLET LEAF REVIEW
Hello, dear readers and dear authors!
All of you are extremely essential to the existence of this review and we would like to thank you, all of you, for helping us to keep it going.
Today, we would like to announce the poets and authors that won the competition for January – please, keep in mind, the period for the competition was between January 15 and February 15 only.
Initially, we thought of having only one winner for each category, however, it did not seem right. Not being aware that we could actually see how many readers a specific piece would have, we thought of taking into consideration the likes and comments, but as far as I can see 90% percent of the readers, if not more, do not leave comments or click on LIKE.
Therefore, this month we decided to present the winners as it follows:
POSTHUMOUS PRIZE – MIHAI EMINESCU – over 6,000 readings
NEIL SLEVIN – 927 READERS; 99 LIKES; 14 COMMENTS
ROBIN WYATT DUNN – 468 READERS; 80 LIKES; 32 COMMENTS
MALGORZATA SKALBANIA – 422 READERS; 44 LIKES; 5 COMMENTS
CRAIG KURTZ – 422 READERS; 2 LIKES
ANUJA GHIMIRE – 368 READERS; 8 LIKES; 32 COMMENTS
PROSE – SHORT STORIES
WILLIAM QUINCY BELLE “A BETTER MAN” – 927 READERS; 34 LIKES
JUSTIN ZIPPRICH “THE WORLD IS FALLING APART” – 862 READERS; 139
LIKES; 6 COMMENTS
SCOTT HOTALING “SOLDIER” – 586 READERS (ON THE ENGLISH REVIEW); 9 LIKES; 5 COMMENTS
642 READERS (ON THE ROMANIAN REVIEW);
ALEX CSEDRIK – “THE INTERVIEW” 585 READERS; 77 LIKES; 3 COMMENTS
ANNIS CASSELLS – “THE BLESSING” 573 READERS; 280 LIKES; 44 COMMENTS
PROSE – FANTASY AND S.F.
JEFF SULLINS – “LYNN’S ESCAPE” – 585 READERS; 10 LIKES; 18 COMMENTS
MALGORZATA SKALBANIA – DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS
RONY NAIR - PHOTOGRAPHY
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!!
HOWEVER, IN MY MIND, YOU ALL ARE WINNERS – ALL THE POETS AND THE WRITERS! YOU WON THE MOMENT YOU PUT YOUR PEN ON PAPER AND POURED YOUR THOUGHTS INTO WORDS FOR THE WORLD, SHARING EMOTIONS AND EXPERIENCES.
SO, TO YOU ALL, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
We would like to bring to your attention a few events that will take place here, in our little review.
At the end of this week, we will announce the names of the authors who won the competition for the first issue of the magazine. For this first issue, we will take into consideration, as announced before, the number of readers that accessed a specific story or poem but also who had the higher number of comments and likes.
From this point forward, we will consider only the number of readers because many readers choose not to leave a comment even if they read the story or the poem and even enjoy it. But that is after March 15th.
Next week, we will also announce who won the essay competition whose deadline was at the end of January.
Don’t forget, next deadline for competition is April 30th 2016 for short-stories! I imagine that there will be more submissions than for the essays and we will have a more difficult mission in deciding the winners.
Until then though, have a nice week and enjoy our literary review! I am sure it will lighten up your days.
Good morning, dear readers!
We have been extremely happy to see how many have read the first issue of our review and we do hope that the second issue, that would go live at 4:30 am Eastern Time would capture your interest, as well. There are lots of interesting things to read: captivating stories, poems touching on matters that no one has touched before. You will also have a chance to read poems written by one of your favourite writers: Scott Hotaling.
The first issue was a real success and brought us undeniable joy. The number of readers increased every single day and everything published was read.
We have been surprised to see that over 6,000 people read Mihai Eminescu's poems and therefore, we have decided to claim him as our patron from now on. It might be a bit too daring for a little literary magazine to claim the patronage of such a genius of the literature, but we will assume the risks.
In that considering the second issue, we have devised new categories to help you with the navigation and of course, if you have any kind of propositions to make the navigation easier (and not only), we welcome your feedback.
During the following days, we will announce the winners of the essay competition, so, don't miss the post! The winning essays will be posted in the review with that occasion.
Keep in mind, that soon we will also present the authors that enjoyed the highest number of readers.
We can't wait to see how the second issue is welcomed by you, our readers.
Don't forget, you can always leave us a comment, a message or send us an email.
We can't offer a quality review without keeping in touch with you, the readers.
We are preparing for the second issue of the magazine, due on February 15th 2016. The work is exciting, we have received lots of submissions and a lot of them are fantastic!
We are also very satisfied seeing how many have come and read this magazine, enjoying the works of so many good poets and writers. It was a literary fest, I can say.
Now, we also have a huge surprise for you: one of our writers, Scott Hotaling (I do hope you read his short-story "Soldier", which I enjoyed immensely), volunteered to create and manage the twitter account for the magazine. So, please, follow us at: @ScarletLeafMag. Tweet to us! Let others know we'd like to hear from them.
I want to thank Scott for taking upon himself the creation of the account and for offering to manage it. Thank you, Scott! You not only made my day when I read your story but you also made my day when you offered to do this for the magazine!
To bring joy to readers everywhere.