Public Reading and Reception in Cannon Beach for Rain Magazine

Come celebrate the 2017 edition of Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community’s College’s annual literary and arts publication, one last time before submissions open for the 2018 edition on October 15.

The community is invited to celebrate the magazine’s 48th edition with a free public reading and reception from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at Tolovana Hall (3779 S. Hemlock St.) in Cannon Beach.

Some of the magazine’s contributors will be on hand to read excerpts, and original artwork will be displayed. Copies of this limited edition publication will be available for a suggested $10 donation.

This year’s edition includes new writing from Robert Michael Pyle, Karin Temple, Wayne Downing, Florence Sage, Jim Dott, John Ciminello, Melissa Lahti, Kathy Hightower, Autumn Buckridge, Cameron Pierce, Gail Henrikson, Alyssa Graybeal and others.

It also showcases new artwork by Terry Shumaker, Bill Dodge, Roger Hayes, Kim Rose-Adams, Vicki Lawson, Logan Tausch, Lisa Ackerman and Martha Clarkson.

This year’s cover features a painting by Clatsop Community College art student and Rain staff member Kelsi Leer. 

Rain Magazine will also welcome submissions October 15 through Feb. 1 for the 2018 edition. Rain welcomes submissions from the general public as well as CCC students and area high school students.

General submissions of art, fiction, poetry, and non-fiction will be considered as well as submissions centered around the theme of “Survival.” Potential contributors should feel free to interpret this theme as they see fit.

Submit no more than three items total, including poems, photographs, high quality (at least 300 dpi) digital images of original artwork, and prose less than 5,000 words in length. Please make sure to label your work by its appropriate genre (poetry, fiction, non-fiction) in a cover letter or on the manuscript.

The ability to print color is limited, so artists submitting color images should indicate if the image may appear in black and white. Include name, address, phone number, email, title, medium, and a two-to-three line biography with all entries. Please also note whether you intend one or all of your submissions to be considered for the 2016 theme section.

Email submissions are greatly preferred. RTF is the preferred format for written work. TIFF or JPG files (at least 300 dpi) are preferred for artwork. Email to (link sends e-mail). Include your full name along with genres and titles of submissions in the subject line of your email message. Submissions without proper contact information will not be considered.

You can also mail submissions to Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

Current CCC students and interested community members can join the staff of Rain Magazine. Register for WR 270 Literary Publications. Registration opens Nov. 7. In this class, students participate in all phases of producing a literary magazine (manuscript selection, graphic design, editing, fundraising, correspondence and distribution). The course includes instruction in the industry standard publishing software Adobe InDesign. Instructor Ryan Hume will lead the 2018 Rain Magazine project.

For more information, contact Hume at, or call 503-338-2517.



It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Leslie Hall, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer in Towler Hall, Suite 110, 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Lisa Deneen, is located in Towler312b, 503-338-2474.

Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.


Declaración de no-discriminación

Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Leslie Hall, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en la Towler Hall número 110, número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Lisa Deneen, se encuentra en Towler numero 312b, número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

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