Dappled Things is a quarterly literary journal dedicated to publishing works of beauty steeped in the Church’s rich tradition of thought and art. We publish short stories, essays, poems, short plays, and works of visual art that take advantage of this vast treasury to enrich and challenge contemporary culture. In an environment dominated by headlines and 24-hour controversies, Dappled Things is a journal dedicated to the permanent things.
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Praise for Dappled Things
“[Y]ears from now an Edwin O’Connor may look back and recall how he got his start with Dappled Things.” — Richard John Neuhaus, First Things
“This publication serves as one of the greatest outlets of Beauty—true Beauty mind you, which is ever distinct from prettiness—that I’ve ever known. Each issue contains a royal flush in the Catholic gamble with the modern world, in its poetry, short stories, essays, criticism, and artwork. Each issue awakens the soul to meet its Maker. Each issue—for me personally—is a welcome respite from the eternal snark of the Internet.” — Marc Barnes, BadCatholic
“[An] excellent literary journal . . . with excellent essays, fiction, art and poetry.” — Amy Welborn, Open Book
30% Off for Readers of First Things
To celebrate the release of our new digital edition for handheld devices, we are offering subscriptions to readers of First Things at a 30% discount until August 30th—an offer that applies to both the print and digital versions of the journal. To take advantage of this special offer, enter the coupon code “FTsale” when making your purchase.
Dappled Things is available in digital format for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices, Kindle Fire, BlackBerry, and Windows 8.