We have a new year, perhaps not too different from last year, but, like every new year, with a certain degree of promise and expectation for something better.
Traditionally, the New Year brings New Year’s Resolutions, and even New Year’s Predictions in the media or as party games. In that vein, I came up with a list of New Year’s Wishes — things I hope will happen for Mormon Literature, Media and Culture:
- For a new, original Mormon work to be published in any language except English.
- For Deseret Book to recognize its responsibilities to Mormon Culture as the dominant retailer and publisher in the market.
- For the LDSBA to make an effort to expand distribution of LDS books outside the Intermountain West.
- For a popular work of LDS fiction to be published during the year that is worthy of literary respect.
- For an LDS mystery or crime novel to be published during the year.
- For an advertising or marketing avenue to develop that will reach a significant number of LDS Church members outside of Utah.
- For a work of LDS fiction aimed at men to become popular.
- For one additional University to add a course in Mormon Literature.
I know they all seem a bit far-fetched. I can dream, can’t I?
Please add your wishes for the year to this list.