As bloggers around the world wonder exactly how many blogs entries in late December of any given year begin with "As the year draws to a close," we at Agave are looking back in gratitude at 2013, when we reached out to the world with a desire to bring the most remarkable original art, photography and literature together in a continuous experience for all those who yearn not only for beauty, but also for context and connection in an increasingly fragmented environment.
In no time, poets, writers, photographers and artists were responding to our call, inundating us with exceptional works that struck an oft-elusive balance between potent creativity and precise clarity. We found renewed motivation in collaborating with an array of talented individuals to bring their finest efforts to our pages, and in feeling the magazine take shape through the combined voices of nearly 60 contributors from around the world.
We proudly launched the inaugural edition of Agave Magazine in August. Its reception and the sheer amount of tantalizingly good submissions quickly made it clear that there was more demand for our vision from both sides than a biannual publication could sate.
And so, after just one issue, we are thrilled to announce that Agave will become a quarterly publication in 2014.
We would like to thank all our contributors for sharing their exceptional creations with us, and you, our readers, for joining us on an exhilarating adventure. May we together continue to cultivate a space where the best art, photography and literature can intersect and interact for many years to come.
Ariana, Anna, Issraa, Deb and Grant