In 2014, writer/poet Brittany Griffiths began an online portfolio under the name Spontaneous Afflatus in order to showcase her own writing. Over the course of three years, friends began to express interest in having their writing and artwork hosted on the site as well. Before she knew it, Spontaneous Afflatus had developed into an online collective of local writers and artists. The slow progression of building this network created the perfect set-up for launching a full blown publishing house, and at the beginning of 2017 that is exactly what happened. Spontaneous Afflatus has since published three collections of poetry and has had a hand in hosting readings for writers around Dallas.
The idea for Wavelength came out of many discussions between local musician Will Latham and writer Brittany Griffiths. The two met after a blind-pairing by a mutual friend to host an open mic at a local coffee shop in east Dallas. After months of working together hosting events around the city and collaborating on other outside projects, the plan to begin an arts magazine that focused on local artists, musicians, and writers was born. Over the last three years, the city of Dallas has experienced a sort of "surge" in creative output, but despite this influx of art and music there lacks a publication that focuses primarily on painting a broad picture of the contemporary scene.
Wavelength hopes to fill that void by functioning as both an outlet for creative journalism as well a production company taking local artists, musicians, and writers from page to stage.