Friday, September 24, 2010

Call for Submissions

Oregon Humanities magazine is seeking submissions for the spring 2011 issueon the theme ³Fail.² We¹re interested in nonfiction writing that exploresbad ideas, mistakes, and fiascos, as well as the notion of failure in ourculture and, conversely, success. We are particularly interested in writingthat explores this theme in history, literature, art, politics, and otherdisciplines of the humanities. We appreciate submissions that include Oregonsources, stories, and locales, but will also consider work that exploresfailure and success in broader and more universal ways.

We welcome all forms of nonfiction writing, including scholarly essays,personal essays, and journalistic articles. We accept proposals and draftsof scholarly and journalistic features, which range between 2,500 and 4,000words in length. We accept drafts only of fully developed personal essaysthat consider larger thematic questions; essay submissions should run nolonger than 2,000 words. All contributors receive an honorarium. Currentlythe magazine is distributed to more than 12,000 readers. Essays from OregonHumanities have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize anthology, the UtneReader, and Best American Essays.

If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please visit ourwebsite ( to read the current issue and theguidelines for writers. Then, submit a proposal or draft by Monday, October18, 2010, to (preferred) or to Kathleen Holt,Editor, Oregon Humanities magazine, 813 SW Alder Street, Suite 702,Portland, Oregon, 97205. No phone calls, please.

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