Dear Online Contributors,
I am compiling the Emerge Literary Journal 2nd Anniversary Anthology to preserve the online archives. When I first started the journal, I didn’t think I would ever move to print, let alone exclusive print on an annual basis. Emerge Literary Journal has four online issues via ISSUU and several months worth of online weekly features. When you agreed to publish, it was to publish online and never in print. This anthology is my gesture to preserve your writing, some of them first time publications, in print for years to come. I hope there is never a time when the archives have to come down. This is what I am doing to preserve them. The anthologies will be sold as close to cost as possible. Through Amazon distribution, writers from every country will have access to purchasing the volumes.
I cannot provide contributors copies and am unable to print bios, as the issues go back to February 2012 and everyone has published much more since then, much to their own credit. I follow a lot of you guys, and you have done well! It is hard enough keeping up with current issue bios let alone 200+ bios. As a small press, I fund the journal myself. What royalties I do get usually roll into the next publication. I get no grants, backing from a large university nor do I ask for donations. This journal was founded in the spirit of having new writers heard, their words broadcasted and their writing careers boosted.
I am blessed by having read and published the work of all of my contributors and having read really awesome work by writers that could not be included in any issue in any form.
Thank you for your continued support.