New literary publication released at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus


Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus has announced the release of its latest literary publication “Badlands.”

PDC Badlands cover

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“Badlands,” which is published annually, features original creative work (fiction, non-fiction and poetry) in Spanish and English, original translations from Spanish and Latin American literature and is edited by students at CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus.

The magazine also accepts original visual art submissions, including photography. The publication is made possible by funds from the university’s Instructionally Related Programs Board.

To celebrate the publication’s release, a reading was held on Nov. 28 in the campus’s Oliphant Auditorium.

Contributors to the 2012 edition read from their work and several musicians performed, including an acoustic act from Pete Schuler and Taylor Wade, and music from the Tribesmen, Las Feas, and Town Troubles.

“The Palm Desert Campus literary magazine has a strong tradition of publishing fine student work from the campus writing community,” said ‘Badlands’ editor Steven Lehigh. “The editors hope to contribute to literary and artistic life in the desert by building on this tradition, enhancing the magazine’s visibility and appeal, and establishing ‘Badlands’ as an organ for local, regional and national submissions of visual art and of literary work in Spanish and English.”

“Badlands” accepts submissions online. The public is encouraged to submit work for the next issue.

For more information about “Badlands,” contact Steve Lehigh at To view a pdf copy of “Badlands,” visit the CSUSB Palm Desert English department website. A hard copy is also available in the Hixon Resource Center on the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107 or