With all that I’ve observed in these 6 months, there will be changes to our site and our business model described below:
Our print magazine will now be published yearly every March. This allows our editorial and design teams to work in their own pace to ensure a premium product, gives our contributors to submit their best work and not be rushed, and provides ample time to generate funds to award our contributors.
Ofrendas Online will publish creatives as they are submitted. Expect a faster response and frequent postings.
As a self-publisher, I will be producing a range of content from a column on Ofrendas Online to a mini-chapbook series.
To grow our community, free workshops and a writer’s group to be held digitally on our site and locally in Pittsburgh.
Earlier this month, we launched our new website and the first issue of Ofrendas Online with poetry and visual art by five very talented women—Abigail, Chi, Ingrid, Katy and Sarah. In addition, we revealed our first book. Dominicana Americana is a collection of poetry and prose that serves as a testament of our Editor-in-Chief, Krizia and her journey to discover herself as she matures into a young adult in the United States.