Every so often, a publication comes along that changes the literary landscape by
speaking in a new way or to a new audience. Members of that new audience, perhaps
overlooked in the past, suddenly find intellectual and spiritual company, and rejoice
in it. The publication of Segullah
¸ a literary journal for Mormon women, and its
accompanying blog and web presence has brought about such a change, and the
conversation will never be the same.
What began as simply a forum for an LDS women’s writing group to share their work
with their friends has grown, in just over two years, into a large community of
women who express joy in discovering an intellectually-challenging but faith-upholding
forum. Spreading mostly by word-of-mouth, the Segullah community continues to grow
faster than its founders ever imagined, providing a place where women can discuss
their thoughts about the difficulties and joys of living a committed life in an
atmosphere of faith. Between its beautifully produced journal and its vibrant online
community, Segullah has entered the market as an entity to be respected.
For filling a niche that had long been empty, for starting a conversation about
whether and how to explore ambiguities and doubt within a believing community, and
for excellence in writing and art, the Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to
present a special award to Segullah.