Missouri State University-West Plains has published Volume I of its new journal, Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies. Published by the Department of English and edited by Dr. Craig Albin, Elder Mountain is a juried journal that seeks to explore all aspects of the Ozarks through literature, scholarship, and the visual arts.
The inaugural issue features poetry by Andrea Hollander Budy, JaneHoogestraat, Matt Brennan, Dave Malone, Gary Guinn, Billy Clem, fiction Katie Estill, Jo Van Arkel, Ryan Stone, nonfiction by Marideth Sisco, Zachary Michael Jack, Kristine Somerville, Jan Roddy, Matt Meacham, Art Home, and visual art by Gary Kolb and Barbara Williams.
Elder Mountain accepts "Ozark-oriented" short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Submissions will be considered for volume III.