Celebrating a New Dappled Things

It’s been months and months of hard work. Now, we have the delight of sharing it with you: today we are officially launching our new website, new digital app, revamped blog, and new issue.

Kindle_fire_frontFrom the beginning, Dappled Things has been committed to showcasing works of contemporary art and literature that exhibit the best of the Catholic tradition in a way that engages, enriches, and challenges the modern world. We have always worked to embody the principles the guide us in the design of our website and print edition, and we hope that in this new design you can see echoes “Pied Beauty,” the poem that gave us our name, with its celebration of “all things counter, original, spare, strange,” that “He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change.”

The ethic and aesthetic of the works we publish epitomize perhaps the antithesis of the pointless click-bait that characterizes much (most?) of the content for mobile devices. It is precisely for this reason that we are excited to enter the world of tablets and smartphones. We hope the new digital edition will be an oasis of the true and the beautiful that you can carry right in your pocket.

Digital subscriptions are available  for Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, and Windows 8 devices. The digital edition of DT features the same gorgeous art and writing as the print journal, plus rich media such as audio of authors reading their own work, music, and the occasional video. In the freshly-released SS. Peter & Paul 2014 edition, digital subscribers can enjoy Joseph O’Brien reading from his beautiful poem “Twelve.”

Kindle Fire Giveaway and Huge Discounts

To celebrate this launch, we are giving away 20 digital subscriptions and a Kindle Fire HD, as well as offering a 40% discount on print-only subscriptions and a 25% discount on print or print+digital subscriptions. Entering the drawing for prizes is easy and has no cost: all you need to do is “like” us on Facebook by clicking here, and then enter your name and email address. To take advantage of the subscription discounts, visit our Facebook page or Twitter account, where the coupon codes will be announced. These discounts make a digital subscription as low as $8.99, a print-only subscription $15, and a print+digital bundle $17.25! If you have ever wanted to subscribe to Dappled Things, now is the time to act.

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We hope you are as excited as we are about these new developments. We’d love to know what you think of the new site, so drop us a line in the comments box below.