2015 issue reading period

We closed our open reading period for the 2015 issue on December 31 and want to thank everyone who shared their work with us. We’re in the process of making the final selections right now and will be sending out notifications shortly. We think we’re building an amazing issue for you with incredible writing and art that we simply can’t wait to show you.

New submission guidelines!

We’ve recently updated our submission guidelines. Three major changes for the upcoming issue of CLR:

  • Our reading period opens on September 1 and closes on December 31.
  • We accept submissions in three categories: Poetry, Prose and Possibility. The first category should be self-explanatory (right?). The second does not distinguish between fiction and non-fiction (we want both). The third is open to your interpretation and subject to your execution (we don’t know what’s possible; it’s your job to show us). 
  • For the first time in the history of the magazine, CLR will be accepting electronic submissions. We remain open to mailed submissions as well. Electronic submissions will be managed through Submittable.

For more details and the link to our Submittable page, please check out the updated submission guidelines.

Social media updates

CLR is now on Twitter! You can find us there at @clackamaslitrev and we’d love to swap virtual conga lines with you. Also: if you’re a past contributor with an active Twitter profile, please send us a direct message there so we can brag on you.

Our Facebook profile recently maxed out at 5,000 friends, so we’ve created a new CLR page there. If you’ve tried to send us a friend request on Facebook but haven’t been able to join us, please go to our new page and click Like to have our Facebookery all up in your newsfeed business.

2010 is a GREAT issue!

The 2010 Issue of CLR features beautiful cover art by Renee Taylor Boeckman and a wonderful collection of essays, poems, and stories from a stellar lineup of authors:

Jodi Adamson, Kristin Berkey-Abbott, Laurie Blauner, Randy Blythe, Wanda Lea Brayton, Traci Brimhall, Bryan C. Brunton, Ben E. Campbell, Carol Carpenter, John Randolph Carter, Stephen W. Carter, Christine (Hope) Starr Davis, Rachel de Baere, Renee Emerson, Judson Evans, Rebecca Foust, Laura Gamache, Jonathan Greenhause, Robert H. Guard, Lara Gularte, Pamela Gullard, Kathleen Haley, Daniel Harrington, Kelly I. Hitchcock, Karen Holmberg, Christopher Howell, Lori Kagan, Noel Kalenian, Robert King, W.K. Lawrence, D. Lifland, Christina Lloyd, Jerome Long, Raymond Luczak, Stephen Massimilla, Lloyd Milburn, Ann Minoff, Linda Lancione Moyer, James B. Nicola, Darlene Pagán, Raegen Pietrucha, Jenny L. Rife, Matthew Campbell Roberts, Justin Rogers, John J. Ronan, Joanna Rose, Amy Schutzer, Judson Simmons, David Spiering, Dorothy Stroud, Robert J. Tillett, Will Tyler, James Valvis, Paul Weidknecht, and Lindsay Wilson.

CLR is available through your favorite online bookseller–ISBN: 978-0-9796882-2-5

Please order your copy so you can see just how wonderful these authors are!

CLR 2010 Cover Scan