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

DEADLINE for the 2020 Issue: June 30, 2019.

Crosscurrents 2019 is available now.

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

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

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

c/o Michael Mills
Professor of English and Art
Peninsula College
1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 417-6462 /

Submit art to your regional art editor (East or West of the Cascade Mountains):

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

Crosscurrents 2020 is expected in April of 2020.


Submit a MS Word document by email or by US Mail. Submit up to 6 poems and up to 3 pieces of prose. Max. word count: 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.

Indicate the college(s) where you are employed (or retired from) and your college email address (required for all submissions).

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).

Indicate the college(s) where you are employed (or retired from) and your college email address (required for all submissions).

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

All artwork 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 your 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.

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. Crosscurrents is not for sale.