Literary Magazines : The High Desert Journal

The High Desert Journal

The High Desert Journal
Bend, OR

Issues Per Year: 2
Payment Type: None

Submission Information

  • Anthropology & Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Essays
  • Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Prose Poems

Submission Methods

  • SASE
  • Cover Letter
  • Manuscript

Response Times
Manuscripts: 1-3 months

Additional Information
Submission guidelines High Desert Journal is a forum for literary, visual and journalistic artists to contribute a deeper understanding of the landscape and people east of the Cascades. We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, interviews, creative journalism, and visual arts for our biannual publication. High Desert Journal is looking for quality work that illuminates the landscape, the people and the relationships between the two east of the Cascades extending through the Great Basin. We will accept work from residents of the high desert of Oregon working with any theme and from anyone living outside of the high desert creating with an element of landscape east of the Cascades. We review submissions year round for spring and fall issues, but tend to focus reading time from the month before the deadline. Decisions are announced a month after the deadlines. The deadline for the fall issue is June 30 and for the spring issue it is December 31. You may submit up to five poems; a maximum of 5,000 words of fiction and creative nonfiction; up to 3,000 words of interview, memoir and creative journalism, and up to five slides or digital images of artwork. With all submissions please include a cover page with your title(s), name, address, phone number and email address if available. We ask that you number all pages, allow 1" margins all around each page and indent new paragraphs five spaces or half inch. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope with the appropriate postage in order for your manuscripts, poems and slides to be returned. You can submit written work through email to Please send as an attachment as well as paste your submission into the body of the email. Mail submissions to High Desert Journal, 2630 NE Daggett Lane, Bend, Oregon, 97701.

Contact Information

2630 NE Daggett Lane
Bend, OR 97701