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November 25, 2013
Eight years ago, when Dappled Things published its first issue, the landscape for Catholic art and literature was a bleak one. Those looking for new works of imagination and beauty found only lamentations for a lost Golden Age and eulogies for the Catholic novel. Into that scene, the founding editors of Dappled Things stepped with the conviction that if promising new artists could find encouragement and guidance, not to mention an outlet for their work and a supportive community, a Catholic literary renaissance was right around the corner.
Now something is afoot. We have worked since 2005 to make this renaissance a reality, but recently we have become convinced that its beginning is finally upon us. In the past year and a half, at least four new small presses friendly to Catholic fiction—along with more established publishers like Ignatius Press and even some secular outlets—have released multiple noteworthy novels, short story collections, and even a critical work dedicated to Catholic literature. These books are alike in their high level of artistry and depth of vision, whether we are talking of a popular historical thriller like Dena Hunt’s Treason, or a haunting novel of suffering and redemption like Micah Cawber’s The Unfinished Life of N. Some of these new works have already met with popular success, one of them even reaching the top of the Kindle downloads list on Amazon.com. And these are just a few examples. The point I want to get across is this: it appears a Catholic literary movement has finally coalesced.
What role has Dappled Things played in bringing this about? Only God can say, but behind many of these initiatives are names that have long been familiar in our pages. Among the authors, editors, and publishers now making waves in this budding movement, we find Arthur Powers, Fiorella De Maria, Nicholas Ripatrazone, Dena Hunt, Joshua Hren, Brian Jobe, Joseph O’Brien, Jonathan Potter, Kaye Park Hinckley, and many others. They have made it easy to answer where the great Catholic literature of today can be found.
Please help us continue fueling this renaissance. Publishing a top quality journal takes love, but also a great deal of funds. We, the editors and staff, do our part by providing our volunteer labor, which comes out to more than $100,000 annually. What we need from you, our donors and friends, is to help us raise the additional $10,000 we need to print and promote the journal, and to fund new initiatives that will enhance DT’s impact, profile, and quality, including our new prize for short fiction, a planned nonfiction prize, an enhanced social media presence, and an edition of the journal for e-readers. Can you support us with a gift of $75, $50, $20, or even just $5? Or are you in a position to support us with a gift of $1,000, $500, or $250? Donors at this level, without whom we cannot reach our goal, will be recognized in the journal and will receive a signed art print of a painting (click here) by David Harman previously featured in DT.
Please consider what you can give and support us at whatever level you can afford. Don’t assume someone else will do it. We simply cannot operate without the success of this campaign. Only with your support can we continue this mission to transform our impoverished culture—to transform human lives—through the power of beauty.
Sincerely in Christ,
Bernardo Aparicio García
President, Dappled Things
Remember: without Catholic patrons of the arts, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Rafael, and Donatello would only be mutant turtles.