Desert Wanderings Literary Magazine


Program founded in 1996

Compositions from workshops, from the Writers' Edge Writing Group and from a public call for entries, are juried into a literary magazine titled Desert Wanderings, giving participating writers an opportunity to have their literary voices heard by the broader community.

Desert Wanderings Literary Magazine Submissions: Submissions should be emailed by November 15 of each year to with "WRITING SUBMISSION" typed into the subject line. Submissions can also be made anonymously (please indicate in your email if this is your preference). Please download the following submission form, save it to your desktop, complete it and include it as an attachment with your writing submission email. pdfDW Submission Form  

Amanda Finlayson
Art Access
230 S 500 W, #125
SLC, UT 84101

Submissions must be no more than 3,000 words. Because of our diverse readership, we ask that the content be publicly responsible. Writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit.

Questions? Email .



Art Access thanks the following partners and funders for their generous support of this program: Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation, Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Charitable Foundation, McCarthey Family Foundation, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County ZAP, US Bancorp Foundation, and Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

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