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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.

02/04/16 | Be first to comment on: Oregon Humanities magazine

Call for Submissions: Edge

For the summer 2016 issue of Oregon Humanities, we want to hear your stories, ideas, thoughts, and arguments on the word “edge.” Tell us about being on the edge (of a seat, of reason, of the universe), going over the edge, edging someone out, losing one’s edge. Explore ideas of borders and territories, advantages and complacencies, limits and finitudes.

We especially appreciate good stories and fresh ideas, particularly if they relate to challenging questions, diverse perspectives, and just communities. Tell us something we’ve never heard before. Show us something from a different angle. Make us feel, see, hear, smell the world anew.

We welcome all forms of nonfiction writing, including all forms of essays and journalism. Please send drafts of personal essays, which should push beyond simple narrative and consider larger thematic questions. If you’re pitching a journalistic or researched piece, please send a proposal and links to your clips and tell us why you’re the person to write this story. Features generally range between 1,500 and 4,000 words. All contributors are paid depending on the length and complexity of the piece. Currently the magazine is distributed to nearly 14,000 readers. Work from Oregon Humanities has been reprinted in textbooks, the Pushcart Prize anthology, Utne Reader, and Best American Essays, and featured on public radio programs Think Out Loud and This American Life.

If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please read past issues and the guidelines for writers; please note that at this time, we only accept work by writers who reside in Oregon. Then, submit one proposal or one draft by Monday, March 21, 2016, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (preferred) or by post to Kathleen Holt, Editor, Oregon Humanities magazine, 921 SW Washington Street, Suite 150, Portland, Oregon, 97205. No phone calls, please.

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Call for Posts: Root

For the Spring 2016 issue, tell us your stories about rooting around, taking root, being uprooted or root-bound, getting to the root of a problem, being the root of the problem, rooting someone on. Share stories and ideas about beginnings, origins, and foundations. Analyze a historical or contemporary grassroots effort. Describe the tension between staying put and being stuck.

Check out the Posts for our current issue, then send your submission (400 words maximum) by February 15, 2016, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Submissions may be edited for space or clarity.

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Call for Submissions for Cover Art for “Root”

Deadline: February 22, 2016

We are excited to feature the work of new writers and artists in the pages of Oregon Humanities. The cover of the Fall/Winter 2015 issue, “In Search of Tomorrow,” is by photographer by Minh Carrico, from Edmonds, Washington..

If you’re an artist and have work that we might consider for the Spring 2016 issue, on the theme “Root,” we’d love to know about it.  Please familiarize yourself with our publication (back issues viewable here), then send us the following by February 22, 2016:

  • 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)
  • Description of the relationship of the image to the theme

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, 921 SW Washington St., #150, Portland, OR 97205.

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