Editor Links/Afterword

Contact me:

Mark Antony Rossi

Email- arielchart@gmail.com


Other Rossi Writings:

Indian Periodical (India) Ethical Stranger -- On Ethics

Sea of Tranquility (USA) Staff Writer --- On Music

Soma Publishing -- (Ebooks) -- Nonfiction --
Fiction -- Sci-Fi Novella -- Poetry -- Plays

Editor Afterword

Writing has always been about freedom. And there is nothing more free than starting up your own journal and inviting wonderful writers from around the world to share in your vision. I'm always respectful but never shy about my opinion. I've asked some of you to edit, change a word or two and even rewrite a title. As a writer of 30 plus years and associate editor three times removed I feel I have a good handle of what is strong work. Few editors out there will engage you other than sending a soulless form letter. Let's learn from each other, get our work out there and actually have some fun doing it. I also want to welcome a new edition to the journal, Marchelle Young, an experienced poet and fiction writer whom will be handling short fiction submissions.
July was a fantastic month of new writing and new friends. The journal continues to increase its presence around the world and we currently being read in 22 countries.
August was another month of growth and friendship. We are nearly at 10,000 reads in 60 days of operation. Read now in 26 countries.
September is moving along excellent with new voices and perspectives. Please keep in mind our publication date is a rolling one. Meaning your work might not might up on the 1st but rather later up until the 6th. International acceptance also means time consuming format stripping. But I'd rather these small delays than lock someone out of publishing their work because they can't afford a word processor or a wireless connection.
October is a beautiful month for another excellent batch of poetry and fiction. Sept turned out to be a difficult month with the Hurricane and its aftermath. And now as I lay out October issue a monster has gunned down over 50 in Las Vegas. Whether storms or monsters we as a people will press on to find a better day and hopefully one day a safer country.
November has proven to be a very strong fiction month with some of the very best work we have ever published. Thank you for your trust.
December is Pushcart Prize Month and 6 writers published in 2017 were nominated by Marchelle and I for that prize. It's an exciting development and we are proud of all. I'm very thrilled over the poetry submissions this month. Very strong lot of lovely people plumbing the depths of humanity for a nugget of wisdom and wit. This is month is also the month we went over 30,000 reads and now read in 34 countries.
January brings us a new year and another issue of stellar poetry and fiction. We have expanded to over 38 countries and 44,000 reads.
February saw the site reach over 55,000 reads with a number of new countries and writers joining our lovely community. Unfortunately it was also the month I had to start cracking down on credit hoggers and previous published poems. There's too much of this going on and I cannot allow our writer-centric philosophy be harmed by those who have no sense of honor. AC still publishes a larger percentage of writers than nearly any other publication out there. We maintain contact, provide advice and even personally respond when rejection is necessary. Be respectful and be successful.
March is a more modest month than usual. Maybe it's seasonal. Not sure but entries often late enough to simply include in April edition. The work is great and glad we are still reaching a worldwide audience with 61,000 reads and now with over 34 countries joining our ranks.
April welcome the United Arab Emirates to our continuing expansion into the international community making them the 35th country to connect with us thus far. Very pleased to see an abundance of brand new work from inspiring writers. We are over 65,000 reads and climbing.
May has AC expanding into 38 countries and past 70,000 reads. Your feedback and gratitude is a boost to our efforts to serve Art.
June welcomes 41 countries and our first poem published in the Welsh language. It's a real gem too. We are past 75,000 reads at this point.
July brings AC to 44 countries and perhaps the most comments on our poems in a single month we have ever got. Thanks so much. We are past 84,000 reads and continue to climb.
August brings AC to 47 countries and well over 89,000 reads. We have gaged the active, regular readership at 6,000 regular readers. Thanks much. Please wish Marchelle well as she is taking a well deserved sabbatical and we welcome guest editor Jana Begovic for the duration of 2018.
Sept opens with AC in 50 countries and over 101,000 reads. We will be publishing a poem in English and Croatian and English and Estonian.
October marks the hosting of our first guest editor Jana Begovic. And her introduction with editors thoughts. AC is at 52 countries and over 108,000 reads.
November is another month of editorial change as we shift the journal to a contributing editor team starting with Jana Begovic. Others will follow and lend their talents and encourage their friends to send great work to AC. AC has received literature from 54 countries and we have been blessed with over 114,000 reads.
Mark Antony Rossi, Editor in Chief
Marchelle Young, Senior Editor
Jana Begovic, Contributing Editor
Megha Sood, Contributing Editor

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Don Beukes said…
Wise advice! Thanks Mark...

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