Dear Readers and Writers,
Well, a new issue of Scarlet Leaf Review is live. It took some time, but it came through in the end.
You will see that it includes well over 230 authors, and most of them have more than one work published.
It has been a real struggle to put this issue together, and I have decided to change the submission guidelines for streamlining the process in the future. The new submission guidelines will be on the site next week. I am too tired right now, as you can imagine.
Scarlet Leaf Review has already sent the nominations for the Pushcart Prize 2020:
Ahmad Alkhatat - https://www.scarletleafreview.com/annivers…/…/ahmad-alkhatat
B. Craig Grafton - https://www.scarletleafreview.com/…/category/b-craig-grafton
Emmanuel Joseph Olumakiss - https://www.scarletleafreview.com/…/emmanuel-joseph-olumaki…
Steve and John Mara - https://www.scarletleafreview.com/…/steve-john-mara-the-gol…
Karen Walker - https://www.scarletleafreview.com/short-stor…/…/karen-walker
Nicole - https://www.scarletleafreview.com/short-sto…/category/nicole
I would also like to make a brief presentation about how you can find an author. I have noticed that the process seems to be a bit challenging for many people.
The example is for July 2020 because the new issue wasn't published when I created the visual example. Please, just extrapolate everything for the new issue.
Please, hover with the mouse over 2000 and a drop-down menu will appear showing AUG-SEP-OCT-NOV (as you can see in my example with the July issue):
When you move the mouse over the month (in our case AUG-SEP-OCT-NOV, but JULY in the example), a new drop-down menu appears on the right with poems, short-stories and non-fiction
Click for instance on short-stories (of course, you can choose whatever you want), and when the page opens, look at categories on the right hand:
Under categories, you find the names of the authors. Choose the one you want to read and click on it.
Once you clicked on it, you will be directed to the respective post, as below:
I hope this helps.
I also hope you will find this issue of the magazine as captivating and challenging as I did. Put some time aside and read all the poems and stories. They are really awesome. Don't take my word for it. Read them for yourself.
Editor In Chief,
Dear Readers and Authors,
Before the end of October, I announced that the online issue of the review - August, September, and October, would be live on November 9, at 4:30 pm eastern time. I explained at that time that I was moving out and changing jobs.
I am sorry to say that I finished moving everything into the new house only last night. Of course, I have still got lots of boxes to unpack, but that might take a while and will not interfere with working on the review too much.
However, I can't keep my promise. I have started working, but I can't put more than two or three hours a day. A regular issue (one month only) takes about 16 - 20 hours. A triple one might take about 50 - 60 hours. I will work steadily during all my spare time to finish it before the weekend is over (but I do not promise anything anymore - I like to keep my word, and I have already made a promise I couldn't fulfill).
I repeat - I know you have to wait a bit, but you won't regret it. It will be a fantastic issue.
I would also ask you again not to submit any new works before January 15. The inbox is full, and it takes time to read everything.
Thank you so much for your understanding.
Editor in Chief,
To bring joy to readers everywhere.