We reached 3,300 views this week (996 visitors), compared to last week’s 2,700 views (770 visitors)–that’s a nice and healthy 600-view growth, beating our weekly average; we’ve reached 860 likes collectively, compared to last week’s 720–that’s 140 likes on this week’s poems, quite above average; we’ve pulled in 180 comments collectively, compared to last week’s 150 (including our replies)–that makes 30 this week, so it’s a bit below average; and we’ve reached 184 followers, compared to last week’s 174! Not bad–we welcome our ten new guests!
We received about 30 submissions this week, not counting the Holiday Competition submitters! Of those, seven 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!
And stay tuned for some great posts coming up next week!
And many others sent us submissions to our Holiday Competition, the result of which we will cover below
The results are in for our Holiday poetry competition! Make sure to congratulate our first-, second-, and third-place winners and read their poems here!
And we have big news for our next competition: due to an influx of donations, we have a $15 reward for first-place! We’re excited to have the ability to pay you for your work in a world that seldom does, and we hope this competition drives traffic to our site, thus our submitters’ work! Here’s more information on it.
Thank you to all of our donators–you keep the future of Vita Brevis and its poets 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 general submitters for their work! You can contribute here.
That does it for this week! Thanks for stopping by everyone.
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