Indeed, the times they are a changing.
For ten years High Desert Journal has been bringing you the best art and literature from the interior West, producing two handsome print magazines each year. As with many print publications in this day and age of electronic publishing, however, and combined with shrinking endowments and financial support for the arts, the realities of publishing a print journal have grown increasingly harder.
So it is with a heavy heart—and yet with a great deal of excitement—that High Desert Journal announces that it will no longer be producing a print magazine and will be transitioning to being solely an online journal.
More than anything, we want to thank our longtime readers. Your support and generosity has been overwhelming. And although we know this may come as a disappointment to some, and rightly so, it is also an opportunity to take High Desert Journal on a more healthy and sustainable track. In this changing world, High Desert Journal has chosen to change and adapt, to survive and thrive. It’s what we’ve done as Westerners for years, and what we plan to continue doing for many more to come. In short, we chose to embrace this change, and we hope you do too. Please, come along with us, see what we can achieve together.
Currently, we are in the process of redesigning this site with the intent to keep HDJ as part of the literary landscape for years and years to come and to continue to be a top notch venue for the top notch art and artists of the region.
As editor of the journal, I want to personally assure you we will continue to bring you the same great content, the same compelling and important stories, the same beautiful and thought provoking art from across the interior West that we always have. We will simply be coming to you in a different form.
Check back here and look for our new site to be live sometime in the near future, and once again thank you for all your kindness and support over the years.
Onward and upward with the arts.
Sincerely, Charles, editor High Desert Journal.