RAIN Magazine

Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community College’s annual literary and arts publication, invites submissions now through January 10, 2016 for the 2016 edition. 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. 

Please 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. 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 2-3 line biography with all entries. Please also note whether you intend one or all of your submissions to be considered for our 2016 theme section.

2016 theme section: In addition to general submissions, we are also now accepting submissions surrounding the theme of PRESERVATION. We encourage you to think about this theme abstractly (preservation of the spirit, an ideal, a tradition) or concretely (preservation of a landscape, a building, or a body). If one or all of your submitted items (3 maximum) are intended for this special theme section, please identify these pieces in your submission. 

Email submissions are highly encouraged.  RTF is our preferred format for written work. TIFF or JPG files (at least 300 dpi) are preferred for artwork. Email to Please 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 may also mail submissions to Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria OR 97103.

Current CCC students and interested community members can join the staff of Rain Magazine!  Register for WR 270 Literary Publications, Tuesday/Thursday, 12-2:20 PM, winter term.  Registration opens November 13.  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 2016 Rain Magazine project.

Direct inquiries to: Alison Ruch,; 503-338-2517

Rain Magazine 2015 Staff


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