Week Four in Review: Some Stats and a Call for Submissions

Our team is so grateful for all of your support. Let’s take a look at how our fourth week unfolded–we’ll start with some traffic statistic, talk about accepted submissions, and then talk about our competitions and general submission opportunities:

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STATISTICS

We hit 2,700 views collectively (770 visitors) compared to last week’s 2,000 (560 visitors); we’ve topped 720 likes collectively, compared to last week’s 500; we’ve pulled in 150 comments (including our replies) compared to last week’s 90; and we’ve reached 174 followers, compared to last week’s 157! We’ve grown a healthy amount this week and can’t wait to see where we stand next Sunday!

SUBMISSIONS

We received about 40 submissions this week! Of those, ten were accepted (some were published this past week, others will be in the weeks to come). Remember, if your piece was rejected, we only rejected your submission not you, so keep trying! Vita Brevis will be a hard magazine to get into, but that only adds to the merit of getting that acceptance email and to the quality of the overall magazine!

This week:

Eve Dobbins sent us her “Catch Me If You Can

Short-prose-fiction sent us “Trap Me!

We wrote “Simple Pleasures

Ali Grimshaw  sent us “Rest

Nicholas Catron sent us “Heathen on the Fences

Thom Kerr sent us his “Herbst

And stay tuned for some great posts coming up next week!

COMPETITIONS

Our Holiday poetry competition is coming to a close–spread the word and submit your entries!

Also, the next competition on our list will have a $15 prize reward (the one after the Holiday Competition), due to supporters donating through our “Support Us” link. The theme has yet to be released, but keep it in mind and check in with us in the next week or so for more information.

Thank you to all of our donators–you keep the future of Vita Brevis bright!

If you have been enjoying the site, consider “buying us a coffee” (donating $3 to the magazine via Ko-fi) so we can  host paid competitions, buy our own domain and upgrade our blog plan for more creative freedom, host a writing contest every month with a cash prize, and one day pay our submitters for their work! You can contribute here.


Well, that does it–thank you, WordPress community; you’re not just supporting the Vita Brevis team, you’re supporting a community of excellent writers and poets!

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“Ars longa, vita brevis" (art is long, life is short). This maxim so moved us that it seemed only right to title our online poetry magazine after it. It may seem curious that we chose Vita Brevis (life is short) as our title instead of Ars Longa (art is long). But this choice was more than appropriate; after all, the aim of our journal is to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and immortality but life’s toils and finiteness. We want to revive and nourish the rich existential literature that forms when art and the human endeavor collide.

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