Wordcrafters Step into Poetry Project

Wordcrafters in Eugene is calling for submissions of poetry for their Step Into Poetry project.  The deadline for submission is May 5th, 2017.  All of the submission details can be found on their website: http://wordcraftersineugene.org/stepinto/.

Wordcrafters seeks short writing from local writers, reflecting on life in Eugene–past, present, or future.  All writers are welcome–published, unpublished, professional, amateur, any age.  Selected work will be exhibited in the Overpark Garage, the Parkade garage, and the Eugene Public Library garage.

There is also a free poetry workshop: Step Into Poetry Workshop / Monday April 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm / Springfield Public Library / 225 5th Street / Springfield, OR.

Carbon Culture Seeks Submissions

A message from Andrew Hachey:

Carbon Culture Review is excited to announce the creation of our new book imprint, CARBON. We are seeking poetry, novels, short fiction, memoir and full length, quality books on any subject, in any genre. Submit during our open reading period here (https://carbonculturereview.submittable.com/submit). Carbon Culture is an international newsstand magazine. Books selected for publication by CARBON will receive a standard contract and advertising in the magazine.”

Matador Review Seeks Submissions

Matador Review is currently accepting work for the Summer 2017 issue. Their call for submissions will end on May 31. Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. They call themselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: “Our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the ‘alternative’, Matador Review is a home.” Submission information can be found at: http://www.matadorreview.com/submissions

Flux Magazine Seeks “Dear Oregon” Letters

Here is a message from Matt Gatie:

“Hi, my name is Matt Gatie. I am a journalism student at Flux magazine.We are working on a project called Dear Oregon and The Lane Literary Guild may be interested in this opportunity. I will paste a prompt below.  Write a “Dear Oregon” letter sharing your slice of Oregon. What are your hopes and dreams for Oregon? What worries or frustrates you about your state or community? What unites Oregonians and what divides them? Tell Oregon what you hate about it and what you love about it. Be open. Be honest. Speak your mind.  Send Flux your “Dear Oregon” letters signed with your name, city and a way for us to reach you. Our goal is to listen, as journalists, in order to foster conversations in new and innovative ways.  Flux will highlight some of the best letters in our 2016/2017 issue both in print and on our website. Email your letters to uoflux@gmail.com or send them to Flux Magazine, C/O Todd Milbourn, Allen Hall, 1275 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.”

Flux Magazine website: http://www.fluxstories.com/


Call for Submissions from Oregon Poets

Wilsonville Festival Seeks Writers

Wilsonville Festival of Arts – Call for Writers!  Seeking writers of all genres to be a part of this annual two-day outdoor art festival just SE of Portland.  The Festival is June 3-4, 2017 – Deadline for entries is April 12.  For more information and to apply, go to http://wilsonvillearts.org/call-for-writers-wilsonville-festival-of-arts/

Poetry Sought from Lane County Authors

Here is a message from Katharine Valentino, who is seeking submissions for an anthology of poems about poets, poems, and poetry:
Setting Forth–on a Literary Itinerary is an online literary magazine publishing poetry, short fiction,and memoir by Lane County writers. We also publish a print anthology, and this year we are publishing a book titled Poems on Poems (and Poets). Thirty-one poems have been submitted and accepted so far; we need at least 15 more by November 15.
Poems accepted so far are by: Laura LeHew, Howard W. Robertson, Marv Himmel, Rachel Rich, C. Steven Blue, Sandy Brown Jensen, Lee Darling, Maureen Buckley, Darlene Colborne, Wayne Westfall, Edwin Wollet, Mike Daniels, Patricia Hampton, Jeanette Bishop, John C. Phelps, Michael Hess, Paul Van Peenen, Joan Dobbie, Patrice Dotson, Susanne Twight-Alexander.
Will you join us?  Send your poems to: settingforthmagazine@gmail.com.
Katharine Valentino