We have come to that time when we reflect on the year’s events. As I look back on 2015, I’m still amazed that less than 12 months ago Palette was a mere idea floating around our office. I’m happy to say that this issue marks our fourth and final one for 2015, and what an exciting year it has been!
As with any new venture, you never really know how it will be received. Luckily, Palette has met with great support and humbling praise. We have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, and most of it revolved around how a publications like this was sorely needed locally.
But the kudos didn’t stay within the community. This past year we won several awards too, among them the Florida Magazine Association’s Charlie Award for Best New Magazine, Creativity International Awards’ silver in the Magazine Design Complete category and a nod from American Inhouse Design Awards for Publication Design.
What makes this especially exciting is seeing that an LGBTQ publication is receiving so much recognition from the publishing industry.
As we careen toward 2016, I’m excited to announce that Palette will be going from quarterly to bi-monthly. We will strive to inform and entertain as we address some of the community’s most pressing concerns.
We want to thank everyone for all the support. Knowing that you are behind us invigorates us to continue to work for you.
I hope you enjoy this issue. We have covered a number of engaging and fun topics from families to our first annual gift guide. We will see you again in February when our first issue of 2016 hits the streets. In the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season.
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