Periodicals; Mormons; Religious thought; Philosophy and religion
Independent national quarterly established to express Mormon culture and examine the relevance of religion to secular life. It is edited by Mormons who wish to bring their faith into dialogue with human experience as a whole and to foster artistic and scholarly achievement based on their cultural heritage. The journal encourages a variety of viewpoints; although every effort is made to insure accurate scholarship and responsible judgment, the views expressed are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the Mormon Church or of the editors.
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8 I Dialogue Renew, please! Dialogue is a refreshing breath of air. Marion Russon Concord, California I was most disappointed to find that Dialogue has decided on a 100% increase in subscription rates. The regular $10 subscription was expensive for a quarterly (BYU Studies, as you know, is $16 for three years). I would suggest that you consider some economy measures, as the 50% of the readership below $20,000 are certainly having to do. Accordingly, here are my suggestions: 1. Eliminate entirely all awards, trips, and other expenses not directly associated with publishing the journal. 2. If non-slick covers and pages would be less expensive, use them. 3. Conserve space by eliminating large blank spaces, unnecessary drawings and photographs and oversize headings. 4. Since Dialogue began publishing, BYU Studies has improved in content. Perhaps they will reciprocate by suggesting how they economize. 5. Perhaps you can obtain more volunteer services if you suggest it to the readership. Bruce G. Rogers New Carrollton, Maryland Thank you for your suggestions. We are constantly looking for ways to economize. In response to your specific suggestions: 1. Dialogue awards are paid for entirely from grants from the Silver Foundation made specifically for that purpose. The editor makes one or two trips a year to meet with the editorial staff, solicit manuscripts and raise funds. 2. According to our publisher, non-slick covers are the same price as slick ones. Our paper has always been of the non-slick variety. 3. While there might be some economizing by using every available inch of space for print, we feel that the aesthetic appeal of Dialogue is worth the small cost of space for art and photography — and occasional silent space. 4. BYU Studies enjoys a number of advantages that Dialogue does not: it is subsidized by the University (and therefore the Church), it is printed at the BYU Press, and it is publicized and promoted through official publications. 5. Almost all of our services—editorial, artistic, etc. are volunteer. In eight years Dialogue has paid for only one manuscript ($12 for a poem) and has never paid for any art or design work.—Ed. I am counting on you not to compromise the quality of this magazine—even of you are reduced to only one or two issues a year. W. Roy Rackley Portland, Oregon I am very pleased that you are continuing the publication of Dialogue. I enjoy it very much. The new subscription rate is reasonable and I hope it finally solves the publication's financial problems. Thanks for all the work of everyone concerned for such a fine magazine that serves your fellow saints so well. You are anxiously engaged in a good cause, and I appreciate it. Jan Worley San Jose, California I say in my heart, "I give not because I have not, but if I had, I would give." (Mosiah 4:24) Would you please renew the subscription of a financially struggling law student with a wife and infant for $10 because he cannot afford $20? Those who are subject to extreme hardships need Dialogue to lift their spirits more than others. Thank you. A. Smith Salt Lake City, Utah Sure. "Charity suffereth long, and is kind" (I Cor. 13:4)—Ed. Editors: The information given to you regarding my financial status was inaccurate. In point of fact, I am one of those unfortunate individuals for whom a $20.00 annual subscription rate poses an extreme hardship. I have enclosed my check for $100 which represents a $10.00 annual subscription rate and a $90.00 tax deductible contribution. Wesley G. Howell, Jr. Los Angeles, California sisters of the church unite!.... The Mormon Sisters of Greater Boston are happy to announce the birth of Exponent II, a quarterly newspaper for Mormon women. Exponent II will be a forum for frank talk. We stand for Mormonism and feminism and cheer on our sisters in a variety of virtuous lives. We hope to share news about the activities of individuals and groups throughout the Church. We invite articles of all kinds. Let us hear from you with $2.50 (for a