New Mexico Magazine

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New Mexico Magazine
CategoriesRegional magazine
CompanyNew Mexico Tourism Department
CountryUnited States
Based inSanta Fe, New Mexico

New Mexico Magazine was launched in 1923, and is the first state magazine founded in the United States.[1] It is published monthly in print, online, and via an iOS app. Additionally, the magazine also maintains a store, selling New Mexico-related products.


Based in Santa Fe, the magazine got its start as New Mexico Highway Journal,[2] the official New Mexico Highway Department newsletter, but its mission expanded in the 1930s, when it began to run more feature stories of interest to New Mexico tourists. Today, reaching over 100,000 readers a month, the magazine covers a broad range of topics, including New Mexico's history, archaeology, culture, people, natural wonders, and tourist attractions.

Most of New Mexico's best-known authors, journalists, and photographers have contributed work to the magazine over the years. Tony Hillerman, Rudolfo Anaya, John Nichols, Ernie Pyle, John L. Sinclair and Erna Fergusson have all penned articles or essays. Edward Weston gave the magazine a collection of 33 original photographs in 1939, which the magazine subsequently donated to the Museum of New Mexico. Photographers whose works have since graced the pages of the magazine include Harvey Caplin, Paul Caponigro, Douglas Kent Hall, Miguel Gandert and Eliot Porter.

New Mexico Magazine is an enterprise fund of the New Mexico Tourism Department,[3] and functions without taxpayer funding.


  1. ^ Gomez, Adrian (June 17, 2016). "New Mexico's best: Winners of arts awards announced". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Levin, Jennifer (September 23, 2016). "Bold type: "New Mexico Magazine"". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Vitu, Teya (February 10, 2020). "'I was just in awe': New Mexico Magazine publisher jumps right in, embraces new frontier". Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved August 26, 2020.

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