WCCHA Literary Magazine Competition

Each year WCCHA recognizes excellence in student literary/art magazines published by Washington Community Colleges. We give two awards: magazines with budgets up to $5,000 and magazines with budgets over $5,000.

Recent Winners

Over $5,000 Budget Category:

2017 Phoenix

Winner: Clark College’s Phoenix, Faculty Advisors Elizabeth Donley and Kathrena Halsinger

Honorable Mention: Spokane Falls Community College’s The Wire Harp, Faculty Advisors Doug Crabtree, Laura Read, and Connie Wasem Scott

Under $5,000 Budget Category:

The Salal Review 2017
Espial 2017

Winner: Lower Columbia College’s The Salal Review, Faculty Advisor Amber Lemiere

Honorable Mention: Green River Community College’s Espial, Faculty Advisors Trysteen Tran and Sarah Dillon Gilmartin

Submit Now

  • Deadline for the 2019 contest is June 30th, 2019. You can send either your 2018 or your 2019 issue (please don’t send both).
  • Mail two copies of your magazine to last year’s winner:
    • Elizabeth Donley and Kathrena Halsinger
    • Clark College English Department
    • 933 Fort Vancouver Way
    • Vancouver, WA, 98663
  • Include the 2019 submission questionnaire form (below). This form is required with your submission.
  • Winners will be announced by October 30th, 2019.

Note: Each year the winner of last year’s “big” budget magazine serves as the juror for the next year’s contest (and does not submit their magazine for consideration for one year).


Contact WCCHA’s Literary Magazine Liaison, Elizabeth Donley, at edonley@clark.edu if you have any questions.