Our submission window for the XXII volume of the Clackamas Literary Review is now open! We can’t wait to read new work from the remarkable poets and writers who trust us with their words.

Check out our submissions page for guidelines.


Website updates!

Publishing is a collaborative effort: authors, editors, and book designers working together to connect readers with profound literary experiences. Building such a thriving publishing community is our top priority here at the CLR. To this end, our fabulous student editors have done some great work updating our website with a new resource listing, including interviews with our authors, local and national book award contests, and writing and publishing opportunities at CCC. We’ll update this listing throughout the year, so do check back often.

And get ready for our 2018 submission window, opening soon!

CLR Reading!

The Clackamas Literary Review hosted a reading at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City, Oregon this week! It was a great success! Thank you Paulann Petersen, John Sibley Williams, Joe Ballard, Nick Conrad, and Miranda Schmidt for helping to make this evening memorable!


2017 Reading Period

Our reading period for the 2017 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 this year’s anniversary issue. Thank you for making this possible!


Our reading period for the 2017 volume of the Clackamas Literary Review is now open. This year’s issue marks our magazine’s 20th anniversary! To celebrate, we will feature select authors previously published in the CLR alongside new authors and work we can’t wait to read. Thank you for helping us celebrate 20 years of bringing writers and readers together!

Please visit our submissions page for guidelines.