CLR at Another Read Through bookstore!

Come support student publishing on Wednesday, May 25th, from 7-8. Paulann Petersen, Stacey Allen Mills, and Margaret Malone will be reading from their work. Parking is limited, and the reading space is not wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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CCC’s annual creative writing conference takes place this Saturday, May 14. Doors open at 9 am in Roger Rook hall. Join the English department for up to three workshops in fiction, poetry, publishing, and more. The CLR will have its own table at the event, complete with merchandise, back list editions, and plenty of copies of the new 2016 volume.

Sign up for Compose online or register on campus in the morning. We hope to see you there!


CLR 2016!

The 2016 volume of the Clackamas Literary Review has arrived!CLR.2016.front cover image.web

This year we feature spectacular new work from artists we are thrilled to publish: Blaise Allen, Kristy Athens, Morris Collins, Asha Dore, Nausheen Eusuf, Alexis Fedorjaczenko, Ruth Foley, M.K. Foster, Jonathan Greenhause, Luke B. Goebel, Meredith Hamilton, Toni Hanner, Maya Hickman, Alex Andrew Hughes, Jamie Iredell, Michael Johnson, J.M. Jones, Cindy King, Jen Knox, Donald Levering, Jacob Lindberg, Jennifer Zeynab Maccani, Margaret Malone, Todd McKie, Mary Miller, Stacey Allen Mills, Sonnet Mondal, Jed Myers, Robert Nazarene, Randolph Parker, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Paulann Petersen, Oliver Rice, Matthew Robinson, Ruben Rodriguez, Frank Rossini, Mike Salisbury, Cameron Schott, Adam Tavel, Ed Taylor, Katie Todd, James Valvis, Dennis Vanvick, Dov Weinman, John Sibley Williams, Joan Wilking, Andrea Wyatt, and A.R. Zarif.

Published annually by students and faculty at Clackamas Community college, the associate editors of this year’s CLR include Marlene Broemer, Trista Cornelius, Sean Davis, Trevor Dodge, Jeff McAlpine, Nicole Rosevear, and Amy Warren. This faculty support is incredible, and necessary to the amazing work we do in the English department at CCC. Thank you!

It would not have been possible to publish this magazine without the exceptional collaboration of students in WR246: Editing and Publishing. This year’s assistant editors include Becca Aguilar, Joe Ballard, Julia Berezhnoy, Tom Boggess, Eric Bronson, Janel Brubaker, Jack Eikrem, Ashley Goolsby, Rebekah Lee, Victoria Marinelli, Delilah Martinez, Colton Merris, Shilo Niziolek, Alexa Short, Natalie Spitzer, and Chelsea Thiel. You are the reason this artifact exists. You did the work. Together. And you should be proud. On behalf of readers everywhere, thank you!

2016 reading period

Our reading period for the 2016 issue has ended. We want to thank everyone who shared their work with us. Final selections are being made and notifications are coming soon. Our faculty and student editors look forward to publishing another stellar issue of incredible writing. Thank you for making this possible.

CLR 2015!

CLR.2015.Front CoverAbsolutely thrilled today to announce the arrival of the brand new issue of CLR! This year the magazine adopted a gorgeous, full-color format with incredible new work from Rafael Alvarez​, Matt Bell​, Susannah Breslin​, S. Cearley, Kim Chinquee​, Susan DeFreitas​, Steve Denniston, JJ Chen Henderson, Shane Hinton​, Lily Hoang​, William Jolliff, Kelly Jones, Dana Koster, Michael Mejia​, Lydia Netzer​, Wendy C. Ortiz​, Joanna Lynne Ponce, Jay Ponteri​, Daniel Romo, Lois Rosen​, Kevin Sampsell​, Tom Saya, Katherine Clarke Sinback, Noel Sloboda, Ben Slotky, Aron Nels Steinke, Julia Stoops, Rosalyn Stovall, Nick Triolo, Vandoren Wheeler​, Robert Wrigley​, and John Yohe.

None of this would have been possible without the awesome crew we had this year. Big, big thanks to Marlene Broemer, Trista Cornelius​, Sean Davis​, Sue Mach​, Jeff McAlpine​, Nicole Rosevear​, and Matt Warren for digging through the slushpile with me. And even bigger thanks to Matt’s incredible production and layout crew from ENG246: Samantha Batey, Donald Beach​, Julia Berezhnoy, Janel Brubaker, Vitaliy Burlaka, Angela Douglass, Chelsie Gaither, Leslie Garrick, Elissa Johnson, Vera Johnson, Victoria Marinelli, Delilah Martinez, and Shilo Niziolek.

And extra special notes of thanks to Ryan Davis​, the CCC English Department​, and Clackamas Community College​ for all your help and support!