Sunday, April 29, 2012
Interlitq - new writing from New Zealand
This May, Interlitq to make a new application for funding to Arts Council England (ACE). This May also to witness the publication in Interlitq of new writing from New Zealand
Robert Toperter, London, April 28, 2012
Peter Robertson, the journalist and author who is the President of Interlitq, has today announced that the international literary review, which has regrouped after some challenging months, and is currently publishing at www.interlitq.wordpress.com, will this May make a new application for funding to Arts Council England (ACE). Furthermore, this May will witness the publication of new voices from New Zealand in Interlitq.
Robertson clarifies, “It is the case that we were not successful last time, and that this negative decision was upheld at the reassessment stage, but Interlitq has now regrouped and we are approaching ACE this May with a stronger case”. He goes on, “Although Interlitq has not published at www.interlitq.org since August 2011, readership of that site has nonetheless soared by more than six million places over the last two months, and this April the site www.interlitq.wordpress.com has evidenced its sixth consecutive month of growth, in terms of readership”.
Winding up, Robertson states. “It is certainly encouraging that around now we are seeing an upsurge in readership within the UK. And let me say that I continue to be hopeful of forging a viable partnership with ACE, to promote fine international literature within a multicultural forum. And, last but not least, following on from the publication of our February 2011 “New Zealand Literary showcase”: http://interlitq.org/issue14/index_issue14.php, this May Interlitq will focus once again on the publication of new voices from New Zealand”.