Free Verse Revolution is back, after a rigorous relaunch, and I wish you a very happy new year! 2020 was transformative in many ways for many of us. I hope 2021 is a year of healing and growth for you all.
And so, in a ‘seamless’ segue way, let me reintroduce Free Verse Revolution to its loyal followers and contributors as well as the newer faces in this community.
Firstly, a little housekeeping is needed. The blog which ran for the past two years, sharing your incredible work, no longer exists publicly. This was to make space for Free Verse Revolution’s new identity as a literary magazine. All past posts have been made private – not deleted – if there is anything you need from the old site, please email me using FVR’s new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any emails sent to my blog email will be asked to redirect it to this address/not responded to. No doubt, there will be teething problems but I’d like this switch to be as smooth as possible.
Secondly, a literary magazine you say!? Yes, this site is now the landing page for the magazine. Here, you will learn about current submissions/issues, access published issues, read updates and see snippets from upcoming and past issues. The work which is submitted and accepted will appear in our quarterly digital issues rather than on the blog itself (aside from excerpts). This is because if 2021 is successful, I hope to expand into making these issues available digitally and in print too.
Finally, if you are still on board, the theme and deadlines for Issue I has been announced! Free Verse Revolution now accepts poetry, short prose, creative non-fiction, photography and visual art. Please familiarise yourself with Issue I’s theme and the new submission guidelines below.
Issue I announcement
Take your time to explore the new site, share/reblog if you’d like to support this relaunch, follow FVR on Instagram and Twitter and most importantly, keep writing.
Thank you for your patience and support around this entire process. I truly believe FVR is in a position to offer more opportunities than it ever did before.