New kid on the block
By way of introduction, I'm the editor of Mormon Artist, a new online magazine about (you guessed it) Mormon arts. We published our first issue back in September and should have our second issue out the door within a week or so (which, I should add, will have an interview with our own Angela Hallstrom). Originally the focus was on the print edition, but I've quickly realized how much money you need to pull that off, and since I don't have any rich old relatives getting near to breathing their last, the web edition is now first and foremost. (I think we'll still offer a print-on-demand edition via MagCloud.com for the few who want print, though.)
Being so new, the magazine is very much in flux, hunting around for its niche, but I think it's safe to say that we're aiming to cover the broad spectrum of LDS arts -- writing, painting, photography, film, animation, theatre, music, etc., with some of the less mainstream arts like bookbinding and glass-blowing included as well. Right now we're primarily running interviews but I hope to expand that soon to include more types of content (features, columns, artwork, upcoming events, etc.). For the time being we're releasing a new issue every other month.
As for myself, I graduated from BYU in English Language a year and a half ago and currently work as a web designer for the Harold B. Lee Library. My apartment is filled with books; I write and direct plays for New Play Project; I do freelance book design on the side; and my personal blog is at Top of the Mountains.
I have to admit that I feel just a little out of my league here, being comparatively young and inexperienced, but oh well -- I like jumping out of my comfort zone. Glad to be onboard.