Programs: Based in charlotte nc thepedestalmagazine. Com launched its first bimonthly issue on the winter solstice in december of 2001. The goal of the pedesatal magazine is to provide a platform for authors and literary critics to publish work and stimulate thought and discussion. Published in each issue are 15-20 works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and book reviews from writers around the world. All published writers are paid professional rates.