Now we are six!!!
Happy Birthday to all of you- you ARE The Ekphrastic Review!!!
In July 2015, The Ekphrastic Review was born. We had no idea we would become the hub of the ekphrastic world.
We weren't sure where we were going when we started out. But we didn't know it would be here!
We have published over 1000 writers from all over the world. We have a bimonthly challenge with two special edition posts a month for the collective responses. We have had special showcases for students, seniors, and people inside of institutions. We have published world-famous writers, and first timers alike. We remain ad free so that we don't cheapen your literature with click bait ads. We nominate for four prizes and have our own annual house awards for excellence. We have made it into the Best Microfiction anthology. We have ekphrastic literature in English, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Russian, German, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu and more. We have started monthly workshops where we can gather to talk about art and write together. We have a brand new ekphrastic poetry podcast. We have special cash prize contests with guest judges. We have had interviews and book reviews about ekphrastic literature. Many of you have published ekphrastic collections or other books that started in these pages.
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Your generosity makes this possible and helps support the time, maintenance, fees, and promotion of this journal. We remain free to read, we remain ad free to respect the integrity of the work, and general and challenge submissions remain free/voluntary payment. (Our contests have entry fees and come with a curated ebook of prompts and cash prizes.)
The time spent on the Review is currently averaging 2 to 3 hours a day, every day of the month. It is sixty to ninety hours a month in addition to full time work. This time includes project management, reading submissions, challenge planning, selecting challenge entries for two special showcases a month, posting and promoting, responding to submissions or inquiries, preparing posts, researching artwork and permissions, reading for prize nominations and preparing them, and much more. This is not including the work of our generous volunteers who help promote writers on social media, our prize nomination consultants, and more. It is a team effort and your support matters. THANK YOU.
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