CANNON BEACH — Come celebrate the 2017 edition of Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community College’s annual literary and arts publication, with a free public reading and reception 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 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 art student and Rain staff member Kelsi Leer.
Rain Magazine will also welcome submissions Sunday, Oct. 15, through Thursday, Feb. 1, for the 2018 edition. Rain welcomes submissions from the public as well as Clatsop Community College 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 students and interested community members can join the staff of Rain Magazine. Register for WR 270 Literary Publications. Registration opens Tuesday, 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 email@example.com, or call 503-338-2517.