And it was worth the wait.

This issue includes work from Montana, Colorado, Oklahoma, and California, as well as our home state of Wyoming. And we look forward to the day when we can include places like Australia and Ethiopia in our list!

We only accept quality work: some of our contributors are students, others consider themselves professionals, and still others, just “dabblers.”  But because quality is in the eye of the beholder, each submission goes through a blind submission process and is evaluated by our staff without regard to the artist’s identity. We look for high quality craftsmanship in pieces that can make us think, reflect, and feel.

Our staff strives to make each edition better than the last. This year we are proud to revive two genres that have not appeared in our publication for a number of years: Drama and Music. They join the other categories of Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Visual Arts that the High Plains Register has always been known for.

Writers, poets, and artists can create whole new worlds, or new perceptions of the old, worn world in which we live. We hope that as you read this issue, the work will make you laugh, or cry, or maybe see the world in a different way. And, just maybe, you’ll want to send us your own version of the world so that next year we might have the privilege of sharing it with our future readers.

The HPR staff is currently hard at work reviewing submissions for the 2019 issue, to be released in the spring. We will be open for submissions to the 2020 issue on September 1, 2018.

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HPR 2017-18 Issue Glamor Shot Outside