A former guest poet/mentor turned Artist-in-Residence, Steve Bellin-Oka, shared the following piece with El Portal on November 11, 2016. We always… Read more Poetry Throw Back: Steve Bellin-Oka
Dried rhubarb hangs from a small golden chain over a kitchen sink where his grandmother used to bathe him. “She… Read more This Is West – Wildflower Ranch
Ours is a town of little oddities but this is by far the most perplexing event of my entire life.… Read more This Is West — The Exchange
School is back in session at Eastern New Mexico University and the Fall 2015 issue is well underway, which means… Read more Welcome Back!
A native of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Kayleen Burdine will be assuming editorship of El Portal in August 2015. After graduating… Read more An Interview with El Portal’s Incoming Editor: Kayleen Burdine [by Alexandra Itzi]
Today is the last day for submissions to El Portal‘s fall issue. Write West and send it our way! We… Read more Last Day for El Portal Submissions!
El Portal is currently seeking submissions for its Fall 2015 issue. The deadline for Fall 2015 submissions is 31 March… Read more El Portal Seeking Submissions for Fall 2015 Issue
El Portal is currently seeking submissions for its Fall 2015 issue. If you have any questions about submitting to El… Read more Call for Submissions (El Portal, Fall 2015)
“Well’s dry again,” Travis says. He kicks the front door shut against the gnawing cold. His arms are full of… Read more The Well by Jenni Baros (Web Feature)
This month’s web feature includes a short story by Jenni Baros. Jenni Baros is a graduate of the University of… Read more March’s El Portal Web Feature
We want stories and poems about West. West is a bullet-riddled ’85 Grand Marquis, a gleaming spaceship hovering over Roswell,… Read more Write West. Send it our way.
El Portal has decided to publish its own recipe of a western favorite: campfire coffee. Campfire coffee is an art and a… Read more Thinking West: Campfire Coffee Recipe
In the West, autonomous robots roam the endless Wasteland. Their purpose for wandering the Wasteland is a mystery to scholars… Read more Thinking West: Robots Taking Selfies
According to a recent tweet posted by the CIA, the UFOs seen in the Southwest, among other places, were piloted… Read more Thinking West: UFOs
We want stories and poems about West. West is a bullet-riddled ’85 Grand Marquis, a gleaming spaceship hovering over Roswell,… Read more Cowpokes, aliens, writers, send us your submissions….
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Alexander Bain, a Scottish inventor and clockmaker, invented the precursor to the modern facsimile (fax) machine. The fax machine, as… Read more Thinking West: Alexander Bain and the Great (Western) Migration of the 1840s