9 Sep 2011 - 4:56pm | editor
The Nor’eastern Post has been renamed the Seven Sisters Post. The daily will be launched from Guwahati and Dibrugarh in the first week of November, 2011. It will be a publication of the Saradha Group.
It will be a hyper-regional paper, giving extensive coverage to the entire Northeastern region. At the same time, our World Page will then focus on global developments but primarily look at the Afro-Asian scenario, drawing on non-western sources to give an alternate view of the world. We will have a features page and an op-ed page that will be rich in contributions from the locality, region, nation and often from our neighbourhood. We intend to do two pages of business in keeping with the emerging opportunities.
Our Sunday supplement will seek to showcase original creative writing from the region and neighbourhood, besides focusing on its varied traditional and contemporary life. We intend to print from other Northeastern states soon. Our team comprises media professionals from the region who have worked in top national dailies such as The Times of India, The Hindustan Times and Mail Today. Our chief editor is Subir Bhaumik, the BBC’s former East India bureau chief. Naba Sarma, ex-bureau chief of The Economic Times, our business editor, will be backed by Abhijit Deb, formerly with the Reuters.
In short, it will be a paper with a difference that the region has long waited for.
As the Literary Editor of the Seven Sisters Post, my aim will be to showcase the literatures produced in the Northeastern region to a wider audience as well as to make readers in the region aware of the richness of their own literatures. Literature from the Northeast is usually treated as a homogenous entity, but my effort will be to bring out the diversity within it. It is hoped that this will establish a dialogue of equality and harmony among the many constituents producing the various ‘literatures’ of the Northeast.
This is a call for contributors to share their creative and critical writings as well as translations with the newspaper.
The critical writings/features could relate to any aspect of the literature of any of the regions within the Northeast. They may also deal with particular writers or texts or genres.
- In creative writing, poetry submission is particularly welcome, although space permitting, we might also occasionally carry pieces of fiction/memoir/literary non-fiction.
- We will also devote considerable attention to translations of classic and contemporary literary pieces. The translators must however, have acquired the necessary permissions from the original copyright holder. A short translator’s note and adequate information about the original author are also required.
Contributions from writers living in/hailing from outside the Northeast are especially welcome. I am also looking at ‘mainlanders’’ views of Northeast literature.
Please send in your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. To avoid having your email sent to the spam folder, please use the following in the subject line: “Submission: SSP”. Emails without this subject line may get deleted.
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