RAIN Magazine

Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community College’s annual literary and arts publication, will release the 2015 edition at a public reading and reception on May 296:00–8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for author meet and greet and reading sign-up), 3rd Floor of Towler Hall. No Cost.  Contact: Alison Ruch (

All are invited to come meet the student staff and celebrate our talented community! Many contributors will read excerpts from their work, and original artwork from the magazine will be on display.  Light refreshments will be served, and copies of this limited edition Clatsop Community College publication will be available to the public. 

This year’s Rain Magazine includes new writing from Robert Michael Pyle, Alex Autio, Tricia Gates Brown, Nancy Cook, Wayne Downing, Tim Hurd, Lucien Swerdloff, Florence Sage, Jan Bono, Jim Dott, Reba Owen, John Ciminello, Richard Mack, and more. Artwork by Terry Shumaker, Vicki Baker, Stirling Gorsuch, Kerri Zell, Laurel Fleet, and many others. This year’s cover art features an oil painting by Astoria artist Darren Orange.   Following the reading, copies of this year's Rain Magazine will be available at the CCC Library, CCC Bookstore, and other area business sponsors.  $5 suggested donation; one per family, please.

Rain Magazine 2015 Staff

Proud of its 40-plus years publishing the art and literature of our talented coastal community, Rain welcomes submissions from the general public as well as CCC students from October through January. 

Submission guidelines: Please submit no more than three previously unpublished items total including less than 5,000-word prose and poems, photographs, and high quality digital images of original artwork.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 are encouraged.  Email RTF, DOC, DOCX, TIFF, or JPG files [at least 300dpi] to Please include your full name, genre, and title in the subject line of email submissions. Submissions without proper contact information will not be considered. 

Current CCC students and interested community members can join the staff of Rain Magazine!  Register for WR270 Literary Publications, Tuesday/Thursday, 12-2:20pm in Winter Term.  Registration opens November 14.  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 Alison Ruch and Lucien Swerdloff will lead the 2015 RAIN Magazine project.

Direct inquiries to: Alison Ruch, 503-338-5746;

Rain Magazine; Clatsop Community College; 1651 Lexington Avenue; Astoria, OR 97103

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible.

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