What’s Going On?


Things have been rather quiet around here of late – eh, have you noticed a tumbleweed or two roll past? Good news: Zestlit.com is about to have a major overhaul. So please watch this space as the guidelines and the website are revamped!

Hope life is treating you well.


Duotrope Editor Interview

Not checked this out yet? Please do. It could give you some inspiration regarding whether you want to submit your work to Zest or not. Indeed it may encourage you to share our site with your creative friends – that would be very much appreciated!

Just to update you all – I am still working at hard at sifting through all of the submissions for issues 6, 7 and 8. Thank you for your continued patience and good wishes.



Joan Colby – Why I Write

Why do I write?
The little voices in my head dictate the poem and insist I scribble it down. Sometimes, they wake me up, thus it is imperative to keep a pen and notebook on a bedside table.
I wish they wouldn’t dictate while I’m driving though – that can be dangerous.
Joan Colby, author of Bloodlines.

Issue 5 – Live!

At long last, issue 5 has arrived. Delve into this delightful issue and let us know what you think. It has been a long time in the making – but rest assured, there will not be the same delay on issue 6!

Please show Zest Lit your support by sharing the link to the issue and our website with your friends, family, colleagues, fellow creative types… Your help is very much appreciated!




A New Year That Brings The Proverbial New Leaf

Happy New Year everyone.

I am continually overwhelmed by the patience and support offered by the contributors and readers here at Zest. I have not presented myself in the most professional light of late and have allowed turbulent events within my personal life to distract me from my work here. Zest is still very much alive and kicking and – if I haven’t pushed these wonderful creators’ patience to their limit – it is my honest intention to publish issue 5 as soon as I possibly can.

Can I thank you all once again for being amazing. I wish you all the best and lots of success in your creative endeavours. Let’s make 2015 one to remember for all the right reasons!


‘Dead Mouse Poems’ by Kevin Acers

Great news everyone!

Remember Kevin Acers, whose poetry featured in issue 3 of Zest Lit back in February of this year? Well, he has had yet more publishing success. I would like to congratulate him on the publication of ‘Dead Mouse Poems’.

You can show your support to Kevin and indulge in his creativity via these two links: