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RAIN Magazine Accepting Submissions for Spring 2014 Neighbors & Neighborhoods Edition

RAIN Magazine image with historical cover designsRAIN Magazine, Clatsop Community College’s annual literary and arts publication, is accepting submissions now through January 10, 2014 for the Spring 2014 edition. Proud of its 40-plus years publishing the art & literature of our talented coastal community, RAIN welcomes submissions from the general public as well as CCC students.

This year we will print a special section devoted to the Neighbors & Neighborhoods of the Oregon North Coast and Southwest Washington.  From Alderbrook to Arch Cape, from Oysterville to Manzanita, from the back roads of Olney to Lake Street in Ilwaco, and elsewhere in between; we’re looking for stories, essays, poems, artwork and photography which celebrate the unique sense-of-place and community experienced within the various compelling natural and cultural landscapes of the region.

Profiles/portraits of interesting neighbors are encouraged; along with images or writing that explore the gathering places and traditions of our region’s diverse neighborhoods.  What makes your neighborhood special? Where and when do your neighbors gather?  Who’s your most interesting neighbor? What does neighborhood mean to you?  What does it mean to be neighborly?  We want to hear what our Columbia Pacific neighbors have to say. Open submissions on any theme will also be considered.

Please submit no more than three items total including less than 5,000 words prose, poems, photographs, and/or high quality digital images of original artwork. Our 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, e-mail, title/medium, and a brief 2-3 line biography with all entries. No SASE required; manuscripts are recycled. Online submissions encouraged.  (Email PDF, RTF, DOC, TIFF or JPG files). Submissions without proper contact information will not be considered.

Mail submissions to: RAIN Magazine, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103.

Current CCC students and/or interested community members can also join the staff of RAIN Magazine!  Register for WR270 Literary Publications, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00-2:20pm, Winter quarter.  Class convenes in the CCC Art Center Mac Lab.  Students participate in all phases of producing a literary magazine (manuscript selection, graphic design, editing, fundraising, correspondence, and distribution).  Course includes instruction in the industry standard publishing software Adobe Indesign.  Instructors: Nancy Cook & Lucien Swerdloff.

For information contact Nancy Cook, 503-338-2335.

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