CROSSCURRENTS

Crosscurrents, the literary and art magazine of the WCCHA, seeks poems, short prose, art, and photography from Washington Community College instructors, working or retired.

DEADLINE for the 2021 Issue: July 30, 2020.

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

Send your best work. Crosscurrents does not seek any particular theme.

If you have questions, contact editor-in-chief, Michael Mills: mmills@pencol.edu. Please include Crosscurrents in the subject line.

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

Crosscurrents
c/o Michael Mills
3209 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 417-6462 / mmills@pencol.edu

Submit art or photography to your regional art editor:

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

Daphne Minkoff
Western Washington Art Editor
2205 22nd Ave East, Seattle, WA 98112.

daphne.minkoff@seattlecolleges.edu

Crosscurrents 2020 is out now. Our 2021 issue is expected in the Winter of 2021.

If your work is selected, you will receive three contributor’s copies by mail. Please provide a mailing address in the event that we are able to send contributor’s copies directly to you. They are generally delivered to the campus of each contributor.


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.