Badlands aims to provide a forum for the best in contemporary poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, visual art, and imaginative intersections of these genres. Badlands possesses an eclectic appetite; send us rhymed quatrains or free verse, dirty realism or mondo fiction, and forms not yet named.
Tips From the Editor
We maintain a dedication to immigrant and indigenous voices and are especially interested in work crafted in non-English languages, whether in Spanish or Tagalog, Cahuilla or Ojibwa, that we can offer in the original and in translation. We remain committed to the proposition that the Coachella Valley and its surrounding regions are domains worthy of literary representation and are especially intrigued by creative work that explores our urban and wild land locales. Thirst for Water, Thirst for Dreams stands as the theme for the 2016 issue of Badlands and, accordingly, we will give special attention to work that focuses on these concepts in some way or manner in our upcoming rounds of selection.