High Desert Journal looks to regional writers to chronicle the West
By Sara Beitia
Hold an issue of the slightly outsized High Desert Journal. It has a nice weight and feel. The exterior's appearance is spare, professional and visually analogous to the West that the journal hopes to represent--earth-colored, not overwrought and possessing an almost desolate beauty. The cover invites the reader to come inside.
Quietly, save for the sound of evening climbing through the mountains, in an unattached garage flanked by the shouldering corner of a small hill and home with a buffering wood, sits a heavy giant, gently whirring and rolling ink, pressing the clean face of one thick white sheet of paper after the next.