Our First Year As A Literary Magazine Lit Journal Thing by Editor

Special Announcement: We are transitioning into a weekly format beginning with our first publications on April 2nd, 2018.

We’ve had an absolutely wonderful first year here at Likely Red. This lit mag got started out of fear that there’d be no more writerly tasks after graduating from the University of Louisville. I’m thankful for every submission.

It was just before the second issue was posted that I realized I needed a little help, so I recruited a first reader, Brittanie Maccarone, and a photography editor, John Eric Davis, to help with submissions. I’m super grateful for them. While our photography has been put on the back burner for a while, we’re also still looking into ways to incorporate photography and art into our magazine.

Discovering how to push the right buttons to nominate some of our contributors in 2017 for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology was a success. Good luck to all the nominees.

With four issues and a year of experience behind us, we’re looking into changing up the format slightly this year.

We’re a paying market and we’re trying our hardest to make sure that we stay a paying market. There aren’t enough paying markets out there and, though it’s not much, we’re proud to name Likely Red as one of them. It’s hard sometimes, though. It does limit the amount of content that we can accept. This amount tends to sway towards the small side. One of my goals this year is to publish more content and to publish more frequently.

To meet these goals, we’ve (I’ve) [It has been] decided that we will transition to a weekly format, beginning with our first publications this year.

Thanks for reading us and spreading the word. Please continue to do so, and we’ll continue to build Likely Red into one of our favorite literary magazines.

Super Sincerely,

Eric Shay Howard
Editor @LikelyRed

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