Recent Issues

Magazine cover showing a boy speaking into a microphone
September 2020 / October 2020
Magazine cover showing a sculpture made of willow branches
July 2020 / August 2020
Magazine cover showing a hospital
May 2020 / June 2020

Archive Issues

Magazine cover showing protest art at U.S.-Mexico border
March 2020 / April 2020
Magazine cover showing four hands tying a rope knot together
January 2020 / February 2020
Magazine cover showing picture of pro-immigrant demonstration
November 2019 / December 2019
Magazine cover with image of houseboats
September 2019 / October 2019
Magazine cover with image of policeman on motorcycle
July 2019 / August 2019
Magazine cover with image of wooden elephant and donkey
May 2019 / June 2019


Deep Archive

Before Pacific Yearly Meeting existed, before North Pacific and Intermountain Yearly Meetings, even before the Pacific Coast Association of Friends . . . Friends in the West connected with each other through Friends Bulletin, which was founded in 1929 and transformed into Western Friend in 2008. Find a simplified chronology of past editors here, and a more detailed chronology here. Please let us know if you can help us fill in any of the “gaps” in our collection.

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Future Issues of the Magazine

Let us know if you would like to contribute writing, art, or photography to one of the upcoming issues of Western Friend, which will be organized around the following themes:

  • Nov / Dec 2020 – On Rules  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 10/1/2020*)
  • Jan / Feb 2021 – On Vision  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 11/15/2020)
  • Mar / Apr 2021 – On Relevance  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 2/1/2021*)
  • May / June 2021 – On Tricks  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 4/1/2021)
  • July / Aug 2021 – On Debt  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 6/1/2021*)
  • Sept / Oct 2021 – On Tribes  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 8/1/2021*)
  • Nov / Dec 2021 – On Science  (Manuscript deadline for print publication: 10/1/2021*)
  • We accept manuscripts for online publication at any time.

We publish articles on topics of interest to both Quaker newcomers and "seasoned Friends." Submitted manuscripts for print publication should be somewhat longer than 600, 1300, or 1900 words.

* It is possible that enough submissions will be submitted and accepted to fill the print edition of this issue before this deadline arrives.

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