As of Friday, April 3, 2015
The Gorge Literary Journal, a new voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge, is soliciting short original works for publication. Partnering with The Hood River News, selected items will appear in a special newspaper section this summer. There is no financial remuneration for acceptance.
All submissions are anonymous (the online submission process connects writers’ names to their pieces after they are accepted).
The editors are looking for previously unpublished work in the following categories: poetry, essay and flash fiction, centered on living in the Gorge.
Funny or poignant, satirical or lyrical, they want to know what the essence of the Gorge is to you. What delights you? Infuriates you? Inspires you? Accessible, meaningful writing is preferred.
The editors are not interested in political or religious manifestos, work that promotes hate, or novel excerpts that cannot stand alone as flash fiction (“flash fiction” refers to characters and a conflict that is introduced, explored and resolved concisely, in this case within 500 words). While there may be a place and time for adult language, this is not one of them, as the pieces will run in a family newspaper.
Because Gorge Lit is entirely volunteer driven, it does not have the resources for extensive editing, but the editors reserve the right to edit for publication.
Please consult gorgelit.org for submission guidelines and instructions. Submission deadline is May 1.