Badlands Literary Journal

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Very hard to specify representative authors. Please see previous editions (on our website) for a sample.
Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No fewer than 15
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Badlands is aesthetically open, publishing work from a broad spectrum of genres and styles. Although we publish work of all kinds, we have an abiding interest in the following kinds of writing:

  • Poetry and prose in Spanish, and in translation from Spanish or any other Language,
  • Literature of Place, including, but not limited to, imigrant and indigenous voices,
  • Work exploring settings, narratives, lyric utterances, etc., that can be construed as a kind of Badlands--broadly understood,
  • Work invested in the wild.

Tips From the Editor

We are always searching for the next cover, and for (mostly) Black and White artwork and photography for the interior.

Contact Information

Stephen Lehigh, Editor
37500 Cook Street
Palm Desert
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Last updated: May 23, 2018