November 21, 2022

Dear Friends of Dialogue,

I am asking for your financial support. Dialogue has thrived for nearly six decades because of the subscribers and donors who share a vision of thoughtful and rigorous scholarship, deeply personal essays, poetry, fiction, and more. We are so proud of all we have accomplished this year and plan to build for the future. We need your support to continue.

This year, we are excited to announce the launch of the new Dialogue website, a beautifully redesigned way to experience the journal. We’ve improved the look and feel, made it easier to search and navigate, and added tons of new features, like author pages for each of the more than 4000 writers who have published in Dialogue over the years! 

The journal is at the heart of what we do. In 2022, we published groundbreaking issues including a historic special issue on “Heavenly Mother in Critical Context,” the first of any LDS venue exclusively on this topic. The other issues included articles on history, theology, scripture, international topics, and so much more including several new voices. The winter issue is right around the corner so stay tuned.

In addition to the journal, we continue to offer so much other great content. The Dialogue Sunday Gospel Study, available live and on YouTube and podcast, features a diverse range of expert teachers. Also, check out some of our poetry, fiction, and personal essays in beautifully produced podcasts in the Dialogue Out Loud series. And keep up on the latest fiction and non-fiction books, including exclusive in-depth interviews on the Dialogue Book Report podcast.

The Dialogue Book Club continues to grow, with exclusive benefits and access for subscribers. We have exciting new picks for next year, featuring the best scholars and writers publishing right now.  Members get to meet with the authors and hear behind the scenes stories.

A few years ago, Dialogue made the momentous decision to make all of our print and podcast content completely free online, with no paywall barrier. Subscriptions to the print edition alone do not cover the costs to sustain the journal, let alone our other ambitious offerings. We rely on donations to pay our bills.Your contributions keep us going. We have two ways to help create a sustainable model in this free online world:

a. Annual: Consider a regular subscription to the print edition plus a donation, or an annual contribution in lieu of print.  

b. Lifetime: Consider a contribution to our Sustaining Fund to build a long term foundation for Dialogue’s future. 

We have more in the works! I ask for your financial support to continue this legacy of good work and to accomplish some of our future goals. Thank you for your generosity to Latter-day Saint thought and culture. 

Thank you,

Taylor Petrey

Editor, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought