Gorge Lit welcomes submissions

Polish up your flash fiction, poetry or essays and submit your favorites to the second edition of The Gorge Literary Journal, a new voice for writers in the Columbia Gorge. The submission deadline has been extended to Nov. 15. Partnering with The Hood River News and sponsored by the Columbia Center for the Arts, short original works will appear in a special newspaper section in February and on the gorgelit.org website. There is no financial remuneration for acceptance. All submissions are anonymous, as the online submission process connects writers’ names to their pieces after an editorial decision has been made.

The editors are looking for previously unpublished work by local authors. Accessible, concise and meaningful writing is preferred, with ideas expressed in an interesting way. 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). Work ranging from serious to humorous is welcome.

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/submission-guidelines/ for instructions.

Copies of the Summer 2015 Gorge Literary Journal are available at the Hood River News front desk, 419 State Street, and at Columbia Center for the Arts, 213 Cascade.

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