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Pedestal Magazine, as it says on their front page banner, has been in print for ten years. Frankly, I consider this to be an amazing achievement! Having been here for all of the necessary start-up of this literary journal, I think it’s so amazing that Pedestal has been around for ten years while we’re just beginning. I applaud them and congratulate them on their ten years as a successful literary journal!
So, the thing about Pedestal Magazine that caught my attention is how they are able to remain in print. The magazine is partially funded by North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, but they also have a place along the right-hand side of their website that offers the opportunity to donate to the magazine. I think this is a great way to reach out to the magazine’s readers and make a connection with the people who are reading the work.
As I read the overview and mission statement of Pedestal Magazine, I felt inspired. To see how much the magazine has grown throughout their ten years in the business is admirable. I can see from this page that they added an art gallery, a bookstore, and a forum as their magazine grew. Pedestal is also exclusively online, a feature that it shares with our literary journal. I like the system of distribution for the journal — a sign-up form to receive the journal through your email.
Pedestal showcases poetry, fiction, reviews, and spoken word in their latest issue. Each issue is search-able through their archive page, but you can also get updates to your inbox, as I mentioned before, by visiting their sign-up page. Check out Pedestal Magazine!
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