High Desert Journal

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Terry Tempest Williams, Gretel Ehrlich, William Kittredge, Kim Stafford, Debra Magpie Earling
Reading Periods: 
Jan 15 to Apr 15
Aug 15 to Nov 15
Temporarily closed to submissions
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
$10.00 single issue
Subscription Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

High Desert Journal is an online literary and visual art magazine dedicated to further understanding the people, places and issues of the interior West. Its pages help define this region in literary and artistic terms, and represent a collection of work that charts the changes of a distinctive, unique region. It accepts work from residents of the region working with any theme and from anyone living outside the region creating work with high desert themes and elements.

Tips From the Editor

HDJ is looking for thoughtful, evocative, lyrical, experimental, hard-nosed and honest poetry, prose and artwork. We don't want sentimental gushing about how beautiful the west is. We don't want purple prose. Think how Cormac McCarthy brings the people and landscape into his work. Ranchers read our magazine. Urban poets read our magazine. We like a point of view, even if contentious. Keep it real and write very, very, very well.

Contact Information

charles finn, editor
PO Box 23012
Federal Way
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Last updated: Apr 15, 2022