Broadstone Media LLC
is a cultural promotion company based in
Frankfort, Kentucky, co-founded in 2003
by long-time friends Larry W. Moore
and Stephen L. Taylor.
|Sheila Bucy Potter
|Larry Moore, Founding Member
Photo by John Sarsgard
After having assisted informally from the beginning, in
2011 Sheila Bucy Potter officially joined the company
as an associate editor and lead reader. In this capacity,
she is typically the first to read new submissions, and
she helps to select the works we publish, as well as
advising on revisions and final preparation of
manuscripts for publication.
The name “Broadstone” is an amalgam of Broadway and Limestone, for the streets in
Lexington, Kentucky where they attended college (respectively, Transylvania University for
Moore and the University of Kentucky for Taylor). The name is thus an homage to the time
when they first began a life-long commitment to arts and letters, as well as a suggestion of the
breadth of the company's scope. By chartering Broadstone to promote cultural activities
generally, the company is able to pursue a wide range of interests.
The company first became active in publishing in 2003, under the imprint Broadstone Books,
and since then has published scores of books, including works by regional and national authors,
established and emerging. While specializing in poetry and related titles, the press is open to
many other genres and subjects - see the "Submissions" link on the Broadstone Books page for
more details. Larry serves as publisher and editor-in-chief (also shipping clerk and janitor).
2004 saw the establishment of the Broadstone Gallery @ KECU, an alternative art space
devoted to displaying original art by new and established local and regional artists working in
a wide range of mediums, providing a venue for artists to connect with viewers who don't
necessarily go to art galleries, and an opportunity for credit union members, staff, and visitors
to enjoy a rotating exhibit of original art. Following the death of the original gallery curator
(see below), our host Kentucky Employees Credit Union renamed it her honor as the Jane
Chancellor Moore Gallery. (Since that's a lot of syllables, we call it the JCM Gallery.)
Beginning in 2019, we welcomed Stephanie Potter as a partner
in the business. Stephanie was the inspiration for our art gallery
and the first artist to exhibit there, so she is no stranger to
Broadstone. Plus she is the daughter of Sheila, who is the life
partner of Larry, making Broadstone a family business!
As of spring 2018, Steve is no longer
actively associated with the company,
though he continues to be an avid
supporter of all things Broadstone.