2008 marks a milestone for us: our first year online, and four issues under our belt. We'd be kidding you if we said we were satisfied with where we are, but we're pretty damned pleased with how far we've come. Our goal has been, from our premier in April of 2007, to make each issue an improvement over the last.
What will the new year bring?
- We are committed, first of all, to remaining a non-profit website. There will be no advertising. There will be no fund raising, either, at least for the foreseeable future. The costs have thus far been borne by those of us for whom this is a labor of love, and they will continue to be.
- We'll be moving toward themes in this year's issues. We're excited about that; look for announcements in our Submission Guidelines page.
- We intend to make our One-Act Playwriting Contest an annual affair. We also intend to make the contest a theme-based one. We'll announce the contest each April.
- Look for a new feature: film and cinematography. Yes, you heard us right. Movies. Here. We'll be running a contest for new and emerging filmmakers. Keep an eye out for it soon.
- We plan to stay exclusively under the umbrella of DeviantArt for all our art and photography. We were born and grew up in the DA milieu, and while we have moved on to become completely independent, the vast wealth of creative genius there, for all its foibles and frustrations, has become our artistic home.
- We intend never to compromise with our original vision: to meld sound with words, to return poetry and drama and fiction to its roots: the human voice, and to compliment it with the very best in art and photography that we can find. Venues and categories were made to be crossed, and we'll continue to cross them to the best of our abilities.
Thanks for your support over the past year. We're grateful to our writers and artists and in-house readers, and to you for taking the time to look, read, and listen. We'll be here for a long time to come!