I’m excited to report that there are some big changes coming soon to Dappled Things.
As editors, we are committed to making DT an ever more effective medium for enriching and thinking about the culture at large, and to this end we wish to make the magazine as accessible, interesting, and enjoyable as possible. Therefore, during the coming weeks, we will be introducing three important initiatives that we are very excited about:
1) Dappled Things for your tablet and smartphone: thanks to a generous grant from Our Sunday Visitor Institute, Dappled Things will be available as an app on the Apple iTunes Newstand, as well as for all other major platforms through the Pocketmags app. Digital issues of the magazine will feature the same excellent writing and art that appears in our printed editions, plus added bonuses such as video and audio. The SS. Peter and Paul 2014 edition, due out next week, will feature Joseph O’Brien reading his poem “Twelve.”
2) A redesigned website: we want to make DT’s website more beautiful and friendly to readers. We are putting together a new design we hope will immediately declare to visitors, in a visual way, the values that animate our work. You can expect a bigger role for our blog Deep Down Things, as well as more fresh content every week.
3) A non-fiction prize: our fiction prize was such a success, that we are following up with a prize for non-fiction, paying $500 to the winner. We have yet to iron out some final details, but we will be announcing it officially in the coming weeks. The prize will mean more opportunities and recognition for our writers, and even better content for our readers.
Visit us next week to experience the new DT. Please let us know what you think when the new design is unveiled!