Clackamas Literary Review is a national literary arts magazine that has been publishing poetry, prose, and possibility texts since 1997. We are a faculty-supported, student-run publication, whose editorial and production home resides in the English Department at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, OR.
CLR has published work by Naomi Shihab Nye, Ron Carlson, Alberto Rios, Rafael Alvarez, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Matthew Dickman, Marilyn Chin, Paulann Petersen, Virgil Suarez, Matthew Roberson, Tess Gallagher, Stephen Graham Jones, Paul Yoon, Lance Olsen, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Joe Hill, Floyd Skloot, Kevin Sampsell, Ryan G. Van Cleave, Judith Barrington, Peter Ho Davies, Stephen Dobyns, Margaret Malone, Matt Briggs, Ben Slotky, and many, many others.
Our reading period is from September 1 to December 31, with annual publication in the spring. As of September 2014, we accept electronic submissions via Submittable; we also still accept physical manuscripts. See our guidelines for more information on submissions.
CLR‘s managing editor for 2021-2022 is Matt Warren, with Allison deFreese, Bethany Graves, Jeffrey McAlpine, Nicole Rosevear, Amy Warren, and Christopher Zimmerly-Beck as associate editors.