CLR is a non-profit, national literary arts magazine that has been publishing poetry, prose, and possibility texts since 1997. We are a faculty-managed, student-run publication housed in the English Department at Clackamas Community College.

Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 31, with annual publication in the spring. We consider one prose or possibility piece, and up to three poems, during each period. Simultaneous submissions are A-OK; work that has been previously published in print or online--even if it was on your long-abandoned LiveJournal, Friendster or MySpace pages--is not. If you have work with us that has been accepted somewhere else, please withdraw it here in Submittable or email us at

To ensure our student-run publication continues to thrive, we are instituting a small reading fee ($3) for electronic submissions. We are also offering an optional reading fee ($10) that will include a copy of the upcoming publication, hot off the press and shipped right to your U.S. postal address.

If you don't want to use this submission manager, we understand. That's why we still accept physical manuscripts the old school way, free of charge. Click here for details.

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Our publications begin and end and are filled with poems for a reason: we love poetry. And we consider a wide range of styles, forms, and subject matter. Up to three poems may be submitted.
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We consider prose pieces no longer than 4,000 words and do not discriminate between fiction and nonfiction. Short stories, flash fictions, essays, interviews: all are welcome. Genre fiction, though, is not. One work of prose per submission period, please.
It is your job to show us what a work of possibility looks like. Please, one piece per reading period. Whatever it is. We can’t wait.
Buy this year’s issue, get last year’s at half-price. We’ll even pay shipping for US addresses. Because we’re all about getting readers books they need to read that way.
current issue + next 2 subsequent issues
4 randomly selected back issues from years 1997-2010. All you pay is what it costs us to ship 'em. U.S. postal addresses only.
Clackamas Literary Review