I am lucky enough to have a job that I enjoy. It does mean, however, that I spend several months of the year away from a reliable internet connection. That presents an obvious problem for an activity such as running an online literary ‘blog.
In the short time that Cornish Literature has been in existence we have already begun to attract readers from throughout Cornwall and, indeed, across the rest of the world. Looking at the site statistics we have regular visitors from what (I assume) is the Cornish diaspora in Australia and the USA. We have also begun to foster an online community, something which remains a key aim of Cornish Literature, with a couple of regular posters in the comments sections. I’m very grateful for their input and participation which help to make me see things in a different way and to provide the discussions which make the enterprise worthwhile and enjoyable.
Even without my work commitments, it would probably always have been my intention to try and develop the community by having several regular writers and contributors other than myself. Like the comments sections, having different opinions and perspectives can only be a strength in developing a dynamic and intelligent online community. With those commitments though, the need for regular contributors beyond myself is made more urgent.
If you would like to write for Cornish Literature then please get in touch.