I've chosen the works that will comprise the Valentine issue. While many submitters put themselves out of the running by not following the guidelines, there were five other works that I absolutely would have published if I had more money.
EC is still on the process of redesign. It is moving to Wordpress. I'm very excited.
You'll see other changes, and one of them will be ads for my books (and other books), probably a Zazzle store, and maybe some other simple ads. This will not involve those annoying, cluttered ads that make a site impossible to enjoy! I hate those. But if EC is to continue to publish fairy tales and poetry, it needs to make money. I'd really like to pay writers and poets more, but I won't be able to if EC doesn't at least break even.
The items for sale will be carefully chosen to meet EC's standards and focus. Also, you should know that I am famous among my family and friends as a good picker. Whether it's books, music or movies, I can't deny it: I pick well. I'm also really good with picking wall art and paper items. Oh, and necklaces. I actually have a wall of necklaces in my bedroom! So I think you'll like what will be available, when the time comes.
Another change will be that there will be more fresh content on EC, besides the stories and poems in each issue.