Spring has descended upon West Michigan with the force of Brood X, and with it, a refresh of Lakeshore Literary’s programming and website. We continue in a quiet, soft-launch mode.
- We’re tweaking the logic model of The Lakeshore Review to remove the cumbersome “community chest” profit-sharing arrangement. Going forward, we’re going to follow the general tendency of our peers and offer courtesy copies only for accepted contributors. This streamlining will significantly reduce back-end complexity and help our team to advance the mission of the journal without the extra financial and administrative overhead.
- Speaking of The Lakeshore Review, we’re pleased to add Garrett Stack, PhD, and Lisa McNeilley, PhD, to our masthead as editors. Garrett is an assistant professor of English at Ferris State University and Lisa owns Writer’s Alley, an editing consultancy.
- After a year or so of hemming-and-hawing about it, we’ve decided to soft launch a subscription box of books and literary journals. The emphasis is on small-press titles. The DiscoverLit program will begin in the second half of 2022.
- For members of the Grand River Writing Tribe, we’ve extended an invitation to submit for a private anthology to launch a new anthology series. Invitations for the second installment will be open to the public, probably in early 2022.
May the books be ever in your favor!