How To Submit Your Work

Cholla Needles is a print publication.

We accept poetry/short stories/creative essays/art and photographs.

Payment is one copy of the printed magazine to US authors. (Note: Authors from other countries will receive a pdf due to the cost of international postage. We will save the print copy for you for when you visit our beautiful park again.)

Submit six original poems via email to

A brief author bio and photo will be asked for upon acpetance.

Copyright returns to the original author upon publication.

Cholla Needles also publishes books by our contributors.
Queries welcome.

We suggest reading a sample issue to help yourself become familiar with our format. Each issue consists of ten chapbooks within two covers. Each month readers receive these 10 chapbooks by current writers for $5.

Please note that as of issue 37 (1/1/2020) we reserve the right to edit prose pieces sent in with line breaks back into prose pieces. We accept the work because we love it, and feel it has become too commonplace for writers to pass off their wonderful writing as poetry. We have allowed this in the past because we were not receiving much of it. Now it's the bulk of what folks are sending here. Poetry, of course, will continue to be published with the line breaks the author chooses. Thanks for understanding the new policy. 

We invite you to visit our on-line bookstore 
to stay updated on our newest releases. 

We encourage locals to visit 
Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley
Space Cowboy in Joshua Tree
JT Coffee Company in Joshua Tree
Raven's Book Shoppe in Twenty-Nine Palms

See you at the monthly magazine release party and reading!!!