Saddlebag Dispatches

Where stories of the West come to be told

Around The Campfire

Welcome to Saddlebag Dispatches, Where Stories Of The West Come To Be Told.

If you like stories of the West, you’ve come to the right place. But we don’t just tell stories of the Old West. If a tale takes place west of Mississippi and has the spirit of the Old West in it—even if it involves pickups and highways instead of horses and dusty trails—this is where it belongs. In addition to fiction, we publish the best nonfiction about the West as well as poetry, interviews and…well, pretty much anything to do with the West. Are you getting the idea we like things western?

Welcome to our Winter, 2016 issue! Click on the cover to get started.


Our Winter issue features an exclusive interview with New York Times bestselling novelist and Longmire creator Craig Johnson, as well as a retrospective on country music icon Rex Allen, a tour of historic Fort Humboldt, California, the winners of the 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Award, short fiction from legendary Western author Dusty Richards, Will Rogers Medallion Gold Medal Winner Randall Dale, Rachel Fawn, Pamela Foster, and Terry Alexander, and the second installment of Michael and D.A. Frizell’s sizzling serial graphic novel, Bender.