Genres Accepted: Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction
Circulation: Semi-annual, nationally distributed
About: The Clackamas Literary Review is a print journal edited and published at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. CLR publishes the work of new and established writers. CLR has two contests per year: the Willamette Award in Fiction and Poetry and the Peter and Jean de Maine Award for Emerging Writers in Fiction. CLR is edited by Andy Mingo, Trevor Dodge, Sue Mach, and Ryan Davis.
Analysis: CLR‘s emphasis seems to be on edgy, new, contemporary work, but it has a very traditional look and feel. Much of the work seems to be of graduate students or professors, but the poetry section especially seems like a good place for Calvin students to get published. CLR is a bit slow in updating their website: the back issues are two years behind, but current issues are still being printed. Short stories are typically very short, only 1000-7500 words, and creative nonfiction seems to be very focused on essays about being a writer or the writing process or theoretical issues dealing with poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.
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