I've read a lot of literary magazines in my time and edited a few, as well. I have a very short list of favorites, and Pilgrimage Magazine is on that list. Published since 1972 and edited by Peter Anderson through 2008, Pilgrimage is a jewel of a literary journal. In 2009, poet María Meléndez became editor and publisher of Pilgrimage.
This journal blends a special kind of refinement with a deep connection to the earth. It combines great visual images with carefully chosen prose and poetic works. It is a testament to what writer Albert DiBartolomeo said is one of the most important parts of the writing and creative process: "Taking care."
Pilgrimage Press has just released a new anthology, entitled Telling it Real, which includes selections from Pilgrimage Magazine's pages, under Anderson's editorial guidance from 2003 to 2008. Its striking cover was created by Jono Tew. I know this anthology will be a rewarding read and will be well worth its price of $19.95. Order your copy today at Pilgrimage Press. Just as the name of the press suggests, this will be more than a good read, it will be a pilgrimage, one that will be both meaningful and enjoyable.