THIS WEEK’S NEWS

No posting on Friday, April 18, 2014
We won’t be posting on Good Friday. The next posting and newsletter will be on Monday, April 21. Best wishes for Easter and Passover.

Spring Renewal Report
As the weather warms up, and we put this long winter (hopefully) behind us, plans are perculating here at CommuterLit:

Submissions to CommuterLit are healthy and the comment stream is frequented by engaged debaters, resulting in thoughtful discussions about both content and writing process. Please keep it going!

We plan to expand our editorial manuscript critique service to include poetry in the near future. The inexpensive fees charged are to cover the editors’ services. If you are interested in this service please email the editor using the contact form.

We have placed a “Donate” button on the homepage. Other than the critique service fees, the editor/publisher of CommuterLit works on a volunteer basis. Donations will go toward the hard costs of maintaining the website and promoting the print anthology, i.e. telecom and hosting expenses, URL domain name fees, graphic design services, printing and mailing of promotional copies of the print anthology. Think of it as a magazine subscription.

New Print Anthology Submission Deadline
We’re publishing another print anthology, CommuterLit Selections vol. 2, in late spring 2014. This time around, instead of choosing poetry and stories that have already been posted on CommuterLit, we will select new, unpublished work. Our theme for the new print anthology is “Arrivals and Departures.” Let your imaginations roam. We’re looking for poetry, stories and memoir with a maximum length of 2,500 words. Authors whose work is accepted for the anthology will be compensated via a cut from the sales. Submit through the regular CommuterLit “General Submission” channel; but mention in your letter you are submitting for the print anthology. Submission deadline is April 21, 2014.

The CommuterLit origin story
CommuterLit was recently profiled by The Parkdale Villager newspaper with the story behind the website and the launch of the CommuterLit print anthology, Selections. Read the article here.

Daily email alerts Many have suggested we start up Daily Email Alerts to ping readers who mean to check out a story or poem later in the week but then become busy and forget to do so. Good idea. If you wish to sign up for daily email alerts contact us via the contact form.

CommuterLit Selections Fall 2013: Read the reviews or post a review! “…Bite-sized pieces of literature are a pleasure to read.” “…A reader quickly learns to expect the unexpected and is deeply rewarded for it.” “…Lovely design.” “What a great gift for my friends who like short stories.”

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