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Clackamas Literary Review


Medium: Print


Genres Accepted: Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction

Established: 1997

Circulation: Semi-annual, nationally distributed




The Clackamas Literary Review is a print journal edited and published at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. CLR publishes the work of new and established writers. CLR has two contests per year: the Willamette Award in Fiction and Poetry and the Peter and Jean de Maine Award for Emerging Writers in Fiction. CLR is edited by Andy Mingo, Trevor Dodge, Sue Mach, and Ryan Davis.


CLR‘s emphasis seems to be on edgy, new, contemporary work, but it has a very traditional look and feel. Much of the work seems to be of graduate students or professors, but the poetry section especially seems like a good place for Calvin students to get published. CLR is a bit slow in updating their website: the back issues are two years behind, but current issues are still being printed. Short stories are typically very short, only 1000-7500 words, and creative nonfiction seems to be very focused on essays about being a writer or the writing process or theoretical issues dealing with poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

Calvin Connection:

Hekman Availability: Not available

Submission Instructions:

CLR‘s reading period is open from September - January. Electronic submissions are NOT allowed. It generally takes four months for CLR to respond. If you write poetry and prose, they must be sent separately. Submissions are limited to four poems, one story, or one essay per submission. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included to get a response, and manuscripts are not returned. Manuscripts much be typed or clean photocopies. You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please let CLR know if your work you submitted is accepted somewhere else. Send submissions and SASE to:
Clackamas Literary Review
19600 S. Molalla Avenue
Oregon City, OR 97045
It will help the editors if you include a current phone number and email address if they want to publish your piece(s)—so include that, too.


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