This is an email from The Story Box, a newsletter by Scribe.
June is reaching out to us, and it is with the same crazy pleasure that I am writing to you today for our usual Sunday reunion.
Since last month, Scribe has attracted more than 1,600 new readers and is beginning to approach the symbolic 10,000 followers mark.
This is quite simply exceptional given the singular nature of the publication, and it is for me a sign that Scribe is on the right way, driven by the talent of its writers and its faithful readers!
I wanted to share a little note I received by e-mail from Trisha Kaundinya who joined the publication a few hours ago, and who touched me very much.
I am interested in writing for this publication because I think that storytelling is very raw and unadulterated. It does not take the form of self-help, or tips, or easy-to-skim sub-points. The writing is personal, organic, and the writers are able to showcase their truest vulnerability and emotion in their work.
When I read such praise for the publication, I tell myself that the editorial choices I make are the right ones and are in line with what I have always defended since its creation.
So, thank you all, you readers, and you writers, for all that you bring to the publication every day. You are truly amazing and your support is worth gold!
In addition, I also wanted to thank the new patrons, who will allow me, thanks to their trust and contribution, to take Scribe and its writers even further.
If you are interested, perhaps I will explain here in a little more detail the support I offer to writers who wish to be helped in their writing journey. It’s something I already do for some pens here, and I must say I like it very much.
I invite you to visit their profiles to discover and rediscover their stories, and in the meantime, I’m offering a small selection of their stories that have been published in the column.
For this first week of June, the column belongs to Hayley Fiedler! I hope you will enjoy reading her poems!
Of course, new writers have joined the publication in May, with some of them having their first story published on Medium! John Ross, Antony Terence, Sonya Matejko, Dorothy Sander, Sofia Isabel Kavlin, Angela Gilmartin, Deborah Krulicki, Vincent Van Patten, Vivienne Teh, Richard L. Boyer, Gino Miguel, Andjela Djuric, Phantom Soul Poetry, Omar Gahbiche, Joseph Ifiegbu, Trisha Kaundinya, Uchechi Obasi, and Paul Mulliner, you are here at home!
You continued to write down your thoughts during this pandemic period. Here are some stories that have contributed to the “We’re Living It” page lately. Take It Easy on Yourself, by Karen Banting. From Living Out of a Suitcase to Now Staying-in-Place, by Iris M. Crawford. Hope Rings a Bell and Sings a Song, by Angela Gilmartin. The Earth Has Spoken, by Erika Burkhalter. Spacey & Stir Crazy, by Maeli Santos.
Through words, we have all been able to breathe a little easier during these difficult times that are not yet over. Even this page disappears today from the navigation bar to make way for something else that will happen soon, your stories related to this period are always welcome and will be highlighted in a dedicated section on the home page of the publication.
By the way, and I didn’t think I’d ever tell you about J.K. Rowling in this letter, but I wanted to share the news with you because it gave me so much pleasure. So no, don’t shout, J.K Rowling won’t have his own column on Scribe, but it’s still exciting!
The author has launched a website on which she is publishing the first chapters of a new children’s story, called The Ickabog. I read the first two chapters (there are already ten chapters online at the time of writing) and loved it. If you like castle stories, if you have children, don’t miss this gem from the famous writer!
Finally, and as always, here is a small selection of emotional stories that were written on Scribe during the month of May.
Enjoy reading, and take care. ♥︎
— Thomas, your editor
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