When I was about 11 years old, my mother subscribed me to a quarterly, print periodical - typewritten and mass produced using a mimeograph machine. The name of the periodical was Omnific
and, as I recall, the editor's name was Kay Weems. I still remember the excitement of receiving Omnific
in the mail and wondering if my latest submission had been chosen for inclusion.
After 40 years, the original Omnific
doesn't even come up on a Google search, and the name of Kay Weems is just as elusive. But she and her publication made an enormous impact on me. The ability to share my budding creativity with a wider audience lit a fire in my soul that has grown into a lifetime of creative pursuits.
I'm convinced that this is what young people still need, even in the age of smartphones and social media - or, rather, especially in the age of endless, mind-numbing and creativity-killing electronic distractions!
If I can help others to find their voice, fan their creative sparks into flames, and let their light shine in what often appears to be a darkening world, then whatever my mother paid for my little subscription to Omnific
will have been money well spent, indeed.
I was delighted when my wife suggested that I see if the name Omnific
was available for use for my own quarterly, electronic publication.
And so, Omnific
is reborn as a FREE, quarterly, electronic periodical!
In a world where the lighting of one, small candle can have lasting effects, Omnific
strives to keep these flames burning by showcasing the work of young writers, artists, songwriters, cosplayers, crafters, and photographers.
If you know any potential contributors, please share this website with them!
Author & Editor of Omnific