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Submission Deadline: Pile Press: Summer Reading Issue

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Pile Press is open for submissions from May 1st - June 12th, 2022! We accept poetry, short fiction, CNF, comics, photography, art, and more. We publish women, non-binary and gender fluid creatives. More submission guidelines and details can be found here: https://pilepress.com/home-2/submit/ See also their call on Instagram here!

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Oregon Literary Fellowship Application Deadline

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Apply online for 2023 Oregon Literary Fellowships. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 5, 2022. Literary Arts will award 12 fellowships in the amount of $3,500. One of these fellowships is specifically for a writer of color. Three of these fellowships are funded by the Oregon Arts Commission. Applicants submit an application form, any addendums for specifically named fellowships, and a writing sample, as outlined in the guidelines. Literary Arts will also award two Career fellowships of $10,000 each. One of the career fellowships is specifically for a writer of color  

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Deadline: Oregon Book Award Submission Deadline

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Friday, September 9, is the deadline for submission to the 2023 Oregon Book Awards and Special Awards. Books published between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 are eligible. Complete Oregon Book Awards guidelines are here, and guidelines for the Special Awards are here.  

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Submissions Open: Portland Review

Online N/A, Portland, OR

A new season is upon us! We open for submissions on September 18th. For over sixty years, Portland Review has published the works of emerging writers and artists alongside the works of well-established authors. We warmly encourage previously unpublished writers and artists to submit, and we aim to support work by those often marginalized in the artistic conversation, including (though certainly not limited to) people of color, women, disabled people, LGBTQIA people, and people with intersectional identities. Please note Portland Review does not accept previously published material. Portland Review accepts simultaneous submissions, but please immediately withdraw your work via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. If one work out of a collection of poems or images needs to be withdrawn but the other works in the collection are still available, message us via…

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Submission Deadline: Pile Press 2022 Fall Submissions

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Submissions for our Fall Issue close on the first official day of Fall. Have you submitted yet? Pile Press accepts poetry, short fiction, CNF, art, photography, comics, and more. Pile Press is an alternative publishing collective for women, non-binary, and gender fluid creatives. You can find more information on their website here. Submission guidelines can be found here.

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Open Submissions: Old Pal – Issue 6

Online N/A, Portland, OR

📣 We're open to submissions for Old Pal Issue 6! Visit the link below for more details, and feel free to send any questions our way. We can't wait to see your work! Happy equinox! 🍂🖤 https://www.oldpalmag.com/submissions Old Pal is open for submissions until November 15th, 2022! Read the guidelines below, then send your submission to submissions@oldpalmag.com. Please use a .docx file type for writing, and high resolution images if you're submitting visual art. We publish poetry, fiction, critical non-fiction, excerpts, audio, mixed-media, and various mediums of art. We encourage artists from all experience levels and communities to submit. Contributors are compensated $50 upon publication. We ask that submissions are limited to 15 pages of written work or 6 pieces of other media. Simultaneous submissions…

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Submission Deadline: HOCUS: October 21st Reading with Theme: “Spirits”

Online N/A, Portland, OR

The HOCUS submission period for an October 21st reading at Rose City Book Pub, with a central theme of "Spirits," is coming to a close. HOCUS is looking for prose and poems of up to 2,000 words related to hauntings, liquor, or states of mind! Submissions must be received by the end of today.

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Deadline: Application Deadline for Director of Archives and Library Programs at IPRC

Online N/A, Portland, OR

The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) in Portland, Oregon seeks a fourth Co-Leader to take on the role of Director of Archives & Library Programs in October 2022. This position reports to the Board of Directors, and joins three other Co-Directors, as well as a dedicated roster of volunteers and teaching artists. This is a full-time exempt position at 32 hours/week and $21/hr to start, with the opportunity to grow with the organization and participate in the creation of the FY 2023 Budget. Benefits include PTO, flexible work hours, and health & dental insurance. IPRC staff have full access to the studio facilities as well as workshops and learning opportunities. Read the full job description here Hiring Timeline: Applications Due by: September 28th, 2022 Interviews:…

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing

Online N/A, Portland, OR

We are open for submissions for our seasonal online issues during the months of March, June, September, and December. To submit your work, please visit this page during our open reading windows, or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive email updates. The Gravity of the Thing accepts defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: Tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: A fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending piece under 500 words. Poetry: Share up to three poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: A poem or story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: Essays for our…

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Residency Application Deadline: Caldera 2023 Artist in Residence

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Through our residency program, Caldera supports artists, creatives, and cultural workers to build skills, relationships, and projects that inspire growth, combat oppression, and activate change. Residents draw inspiration from the residency community and the natural world surrounding our Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Residencies are open to regional and national, creatives and cultural workers in any discipline. Artists at any stage of their careers, who are not current students, are eligible to apply. Residencies are also available for parent artists who would like to bring their children. Residents will receive private lodging, studio, and artist stipend. Please note: transportation to and from the residency site is not provided by Caldera Arts. 2023 Residency Dates January 5 - 30, 2023  -- 3.5…

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