For the first time in its 24-year history, FLARE: The Flagler Review has published an online-only edition.
FLARE, the literary magazine of Flagler College, has a print edition that it produces in the fall. But this spring the publication decided to explore online publishing as a way to stay connected with readers and engage new audiences.
“This semester has been a big experiment for all of us on staff,” said FLARE Editor Laura Henning, who is also an English major at Flagler. “But the online edition has been very successful. We’ve seen record Web traffic for the site all year, and we’ve had more than 1,800 visits since the online edition went live in late March.”
FLARE, which is produced by students as part of an English Department class at Flagler, will return in the fall with a new print and online edition. But editors plan to continue improving online offerings including blogs, author interviews and regular fiction, poetry and nonfiction postings throughout the year.
FLARE seeks to publish both up-and-coming and established writers, and includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art. FLARE will also publish a Flagler student online edition in late April.