Editor, CMarie Fuhrman,
I am interested in all types of creative nonfiction that explore a writer's relationship to place (the High Desert, in this case), culture, and identity. I tend to gravitate, however, toward stories structured around narratives, but I am also stirred by that work which seems to push against the general mold, writing that follows the writer's genius and not the accepted norm. I am most interested in writing that carries a unique and confident voice, combines style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to find greater meaning and understanding of the self, the west, the world. I love deep writing. I am not interested in writing rife with hubris or stories of conquering nature. I am a champion of Native writers and writing from outside the realm of those typically published, but above all, I am interested in great writing, that which can make any subject interesting and new and make readers pause and catch their breath as they are reading.