CROSSCURRENTS

Crosscurrents, the literary and art magazine of the Washington Community College Humanities Association will cease publication after the 2021 issue. We extend sincere thanks to all the WCCHA members, artists, writers, designers, and other contributors statewide who kept this journal vital and engaging for so many years. If you want to know more about WCCHA, please see http://www.wccha.org.

Front cover of Crosscurrents 2020: Adapted from Original Artwork by Will Austin

If you have questions, contact former editor-in-chief, Michael Mills: mmills@pencol.edu. Please include Crosscurrents in the subject line. Or call (360) 417-6462.


PROSE AND POETRY GUIDELINES:

Submit one MS Word document by email or by US Mail. Include up to 6 poems and up to 3 pieces of prose. Max. word count: 4,500.

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

Indicate the college(s) where you are employed (or retired from) and your college email address (required for all submissions unless you are retired. Please contact the editor-in-chief if you are not retired but do not have a college e-mail address). Please include a mailing address for your contributor’s copy in the event that your work is selected.

We consider a variety of creative writing forms (including but not limited to: short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction/memoir, and one-act plays).

Submissions may be subject to editing.

ART GUIDELINES:

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

Indicate the college(s) where you are employed (or retired from) and your college email address (required for all submissions unless you are retired. Please contact the editor-in-chief if you are not retired but do not have a college e-mail address). Please include a mailing address for your contributor’s copy in the event that your work is selected.

To submit art or a cover design, please e-mail to the appropriate East side or West side editor.

All art entrants must note 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.

ESSENTIAL DETAILS ALL CONTRIBUTORS SHOULD FOLLOW:

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

Include your faculty email on your cover letter if using the US Mail. If retired, another e-mail may be used.

Submissions may be subject to editing.

Replies are sent by Sept. 30th by email only. If you have not received a reply by Sept. 30th, you may inquire about your submission.

All rights revert to the author/artist after publication (meaning that artists and writers are welcome to send any work published in Crosscurrents to other magazines). Crosscurrents may publish previously published work assuming the artist/writer retains rights to reprint. Crosscurrents takes no responsibility for those submitting work simultaneously to multiple publications.

Copies of Crosscurrents are distributed to campus reps. or mailed. Please let us know your mailing address if you would like your copy mailed to you directly. Crosscurrents is not for sale.