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High Desert Journal
About High Desert Journal: HDJ is a literary and visual arts magazine dedicated to further understanding the people, places and issues of the interior West.
PO Box 7647
Bend, OR 97708
Phone: (541) 419-9836
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 8-12 weeks Payment: copies Contests: yes ISSN: 1555-7251 Founded: 2004 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Ingrams, Small Changes Copy price: $10 Average pages: 54 Sample price (postpaid): $5 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $16 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $30
Publisher’s description: "High Desert Journal is a
truly first-class venue for writing and visual art. It is a center of energy,
hope and evolving community. How I would have loved it if a magazine like it had
existed when I was trying to get started in Warner Valley, wondering if anybody
was out there who shared my reverences and concerns."
HDJ is a voice for the landscape and the people of the interior West. Through beautifully designed pages of literature and visual arts, HDJ has created an evolving conversation that deepens an understanding of the people, places and issues of the interior West, a region rich in creativity, history and flux, yet often overlooked for its cultural resources.
Since 2004, HDJ has uniquely combined the elements of the West: elegance and grit, urban and rural, arid and wet. HDJ is a publication that:
- Elicits a sense of place, inspires connection and stimulates respect.
- Allows for discovery of literature and art that honors the myths and evokes the emergent West.
- Garners respect and reverence for strong content and design.
- Portrays the past and present for perspective of the assets and challenges of life in the West.
Issue 17, Spring 2013 features poetry by Robert Wrigley, Sheryl Noethe, and Judith H. Montgomery; fiction by David James Duncan, James Stolen, and Glen Chamberlain; nonfiction by Richard Toon, Russell Rowland, Beth Loffreda, Elizabeth Quinn, Daniel Duford, Ellen Waterson, and Mark E. Swisher and Dennis L. Jenkins; and art from Jeff Leake, Janice Druian, Gabriel Manca, Ryan LaBar, and Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.
Issue 16, Fall 2012 features fiction and nonfiction by Kim Stafford, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Allen Morris Jones, Amy Ragsdale, Kathryn Marie ‘Dixie Nevada Smith’ Weikel, David Stentiford, Patti Murphy, Phillippe Diedrich, Brooke Williams, and Jamie Houghton; poetry by Melissa Mylchreest, Laura Winter, Zayne Turner, and Paulann Petersen; and art and photography by Lisa Pounders, Adrian Arleo, Terri Warpinski, and Susan Moldenhauer.
Issue 15, Spring 2012 features work by Christopher Cokinos, Terry Tempest Williams, Linda Hussa, Laura Winter, Scot Siegel, H. L. Hix, Jane Carpenter, Jim Leisy, Quintan Ana Wikwso, Karen Shimoda McAlister, Russell Rowland, Jack E. Lorts, Mary Jane Nealon, Josh Beddingfeld, Erica Olsen, Bobby Abrahamson and Lisa Wells, Jamie Hougthon, and Kim Stafford.
last updated 5/28/2013