As a new Literary Journal editor (Caper Literary Journal) I am constantly thinking of ways to grow, connect and achieve a broader base while maintaining lovely content specific to our theme (we use a "speakasy" metaphor to explain our goal — we like work that is rebellious, daring and culturally invigorating to put it simply).
I love reading selections and providing a home for our writers. I am very interested in maintaining a close relationship with our writers and providing feedback. It's been amazing.
We are brandy-new (pun intended) and are on our second issue. We've established quite a nice readership and contributor base, but I am asking for suggestions from any experienced editor on how to grow from here.
I find that running a journal is very time-consuming but ultimately worth it. I have 9 editors who read and make comments of content but I do the work myself. Does anyone share the plight of this — and would anyone like to comment? I'm in need of suggestions on how to stay above the tide while taking off . . .
Does anyone have ideas for marketing/expansion?
And, is anyone here an editor looking for a link swap/supporting relationship of any sort/building a relation between our journals? I'd love to here from you!
Also, WRITERS! We are looking for contributors and our submissions are open! We accept prose, poetry and prompts (a page we constantly update that seeks writing on a specific topic). The topic now is "language."