Happy New Year everybody! We hope that you are going to be more successful and happier than ever in 2014. Altogether, the year 2013 was a very good year for us, since we published 3 issues of our magazine and we learnt a lot along the way. We hope it was the same for you.
The following days are going to busy days for most of you, because you are either in Christmas holidays, or if you are a student in Iran you are unlucky enough to have to study for the final exams of fall semester. We hope that whatever you are doing you will be successful with it.
Our issue #3, fall 2013, which is Ahmad Shamlou’s exclusive edition, is now published. It is available for purchase from this Sunday, both at the university and at Afra Language Bookstore.
We have another news to tell you: We have decided to publish our magazine online concurrently as we offer the printed version. And they are offered for Free! _Because we never wanted to gain financial profit out of this project. And as we have said before the money you pay when buying the printed copies is spent of printing the next issue. This means that not only you can download the electronic version of the summer 2013 issue right now, but also our fall 2013 issue which is just published in paper will be placed online in a matter of a few hours after a few minor modifications. The reason for this decision and the download links are offered here.
Thank you everybody for sending your beautiful works for the autumn issue of Derafsh-e Mehr. We have now passed the deadline to submit works to be published in our upcoming issue; please don’t send anymore works. The names of the participants if this issue will be published on our Facebook page soon.
We are going to resume the publishing of Derafsh-e Mehr in this fall. This would be our third issue to publish. The same as before, everyone can send his/her works to us to be published. We will start receiving your works beginning from Aban 1st to Aban 15th (October 23rd – November 6th). We have given all the necessary information about the content of your works and how to send them in Regulation page on our weblog; please read that page carefully even if you have read it once before because we have changed, removed, and expanded some parts of it. The most important change in our rules is that now you can send up to 3 works instead of 2, but we will choose which ones to publish; we may choose 1, 2, or all of your 3 works, which means you can be sure that at least 1 of your works will be published in the next issue. If any part the regulations was unclear to you, feel free to contact us.
Because of the 88th anniversary of Ahmad Shamlou _the great Iranian poet, writer, journalist_ on December 12th,we have decided to dedicate a significant part of the fall issue to this great man of letters. Therefore, if you have any works which have some relevance to Ahmad Shamlou, we would be pleased to publish them in this issue.
By the way, we are planning to form an editorial team; so, if you are interested in writing and journalism, and you wish to join Derafsh-e Mehr management team, do not hesitate to contact us. Journalism is a lot of fun, but a difficult job too, so please consider all the aspects of it when you are making your decision.
We have a plan to publish the digital version of each of our printed issues online 6 months after their original printing. Now 6 months have passed since publishing of our spring 2013 issue. You can download, read, and share this online version of our magazine for free. But please mind that you cannot print or use any part of this magazine in any form without contacting us and receiving permission from us beforehand.
We have allocated a distinct page to these online free issues. You can find the link to this page on top of our weblog main page (just above the weblog banner), or you can click on the link below to be moved there:
We have 2 supportive and kind sponsors who helped us publish our recent issue. These sponsors are: Naghshine Amin Digital Print, and Afra Language Bookstore. The last of them is our distributor too. You can buy our current issue as well as the past and future issues at Afra Language Bookstore.
We hope that now that the price of our magazine is reduced and it is distributed better, more people will acquire and read it easier. Afra Bookstore has three branched in three cities of Mazandaran province which makes it much easier for our readers in Mazandaran. You can also have our magazine by calling us or sending us emails. It is also possible for us to send our magazine to readers in other cities of Iran via post service.
Afra Language Bookstore
Naghshineh Amin Digital Print