Crosscurrents Magazine Submissions


2016 submissions will be included for consideration in the 2017 edition of Crosscurrents.

Crosscurrents seeks poems, short prose, and art from Washington Community Colleges’ instructors, working or retired. We are now taking submissions for the 2017 edition. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 17th, 2017. We are not seeking a particular theme. If you have any crosscurrents questions, you can send them to:

Submit prose or poetry to the editor-in-chief:

c/o T. Sean Rody
Professor of English
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

Please submit art based on your region:

Vicki DeRooy
Eastern Washington Art Editor
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 5th St., Wenatchee, WA 98801

Joe Batt
Western Washington Art Editor
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, Washington 98512

Click the “Read More” for the submission guidelines.


Submit a MS Word document by email and by US Mail. Submit up to 6 poems and up to 3 pieces of prose. Max words: 4,500.

Only one version of each literary work is accepted for consideration. Do not send 2 or more versions of the same literary piece.

No written works will be mailed / returned to the writers.

Also indicate the college(s) where you are employed. A failure to do so may result in the authors work not being considered for publication. Submissions may be subject to editing.


Include your name, the title of the piece(s), the medium used, size, date created, and orientation (top of the image.)

The college(s) where you are employed and your college email address are required for all submissions.

To submit art or a cover design please send a CD or DVD or email to the appropriate East side or West side editor.

All works must include the application software used, along with the version number and the platform (PC or Mac.) Work should be in TIFF format and be at least 300 dpi at the size used for the journal (currently 8″ for the longest dimension.) Higher resolutions are always welcome.

Submissions may be subject to editing.


Failure to indicate the college(s) where you are employed or retired from may result in the author’s work not being considered for publication.

Include your faculty email on your cover letter if using the US Mail.

Submissions may be subject to editing (yes, this is stated again just in case someone missed it the first time.)

Replies, including the titles of each accepted pieces, are sent on July 1 by email only. If you have not received a reply by July 1, you should inquire about your submission.

All rights of every image or literary work revert to the authors after publication (meaning that artists and writers are welcome to send any work published in Crosscurrents to another magazine). Crosscurrents takes no responsibility for those submitting work simultaneously to multiple publications.

Copies of Crosscurrents are distributed at the annual WCCHA conference to contributors and campus reps. Retired faculty receive a copy by mail. Crosscurrents is not for sale.