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This issue of the magazine explores narcissism, self, surveillance, solitude, and connection, and features a conversation with William T. Vollmann and essays by Edwin Battistella, Jay Ponteri, Courtenay Hameister, Joanna Rose, and Daniel Rivas.

Oregon Humanities is published triannually (April, August, and December) by Oregon Humanities, 813 SW Alder St., Suite 702, Portland, Oregon 97205.

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Kathleen Holt

Art Director
Jen Wick

Communications Coordinator
Ben Waterhouse
Eloise Holland

Copy Editor
Allison Dubinsky

Communications/Publications Intern
Sierra Bray

Design Intern
Reid Stubblefield

Editorial Advisory Board
Brian Doyle
Debra Gwartney
Julia Heydon
Guy Maynard
Win McCormack
Greg Netzer
Camela Raymond
Kate Sage
Rich Wandschneider
Dave Weich

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Cover Art Ideas for Start

We are excited to feature the work of Oregon writers and artists in the pages of Oregon Humanities. The cover of our spring issue is a photograph by Portlander Delaney Allen, “Self Portrait No. 9,” from his series Painting a Portrait. You can see more of his work at delaneyallen.com.

If you’re an Oregon artist and have work that we might consider for the Summer 2014 issue, on the theme “Start,” we’d love to know about it. Please familiarize yourself with our publication, then send us the following by June 13, 2014:

  • a high-resolution digital image (300 dpi at 8˝ x 10˝; scans or photographs, JPEG or TIFF)
  • your name, the title of the work, the type of media, as well as contact information (email and phone number)

Please consider the constraints of a magazine cover (e.g., vertical orientation, nameplate, and cover lines). We are most interested in works by Oregon-based artists.

Submissions can be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by post to Oregon Humanities magazine, 813 SW Alder St. Suite 702, Portland, OR 97205.

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Call for Posts: Start

For the summer 2014 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine, we want Posts submissions on the theme “Start.” Tell us your stories about good starts, bad starts, false starts, late starts, head starts, flying starts, running starts, jump starts; about starting over, starting from scratch, and starting on the wrong foot.

Send your submission (400 words maximum), by June 2, 2014, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Submissions may be edited for space or clarity.

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Oregon Humanities magazine

Oregon Humanities magazine is a triannual publication devoted to exploring important and timely ideas from a variety of perspectives and to stimulating reflection and public conversation. The magazine is distributed for free to more than 12,000 readers in Oregon. Articles and essays from the magazine have been reprinted in several textbooks, the Pushcart Prize anthology, Utne Reader, and Best American Essays, and featured on public radio programs Think Out Loud and This American Life.

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