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? Watch for our next Fall/Winter issue, coming November 16, 2017!

Welcome to our Spring, 2017 issue! Click on the cover to get started.

Headlining our lineup this issue is Velda Brotherton‘s exclusive interview with New York Times bestselling Western romance novelist Linda Broday. After that, you’ll want to catch up with country music icon Rex Allen Jr., take a photo tour of Yellowstone National Park and Big Sky, and check out our exclusive on-set update from Painted Woman, the upcoming film adaptation of the Dusty Richards classic The Mustanger and the Lady. We’ve also got short fiction from romance novelist Linda Broday, Spur Award-winning author Rod Miller, Darrel Sparkman, Terry Alexander, and Dennis Doty, and the sizzling third installment of Bender, the Graphic Novel by Michael and DA Frizell.