Readings from the 2020 edition of Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community’s College’s annual publication


January 7, 2021    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 The 2020 edition of Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community’s College’s annual literary and arts publication, has finally landed and is available for purchase at the CCC Bookstore on the Lexington Campus, Lucy’s Books and other coastal bookstores.

The community is invited to celebrate the magazine’s 51th edition with a free, virtual public reading on Thursday, January 7 at 7 p.m. The reading will be broadcast live on Clatsop Community College’s Facebook page.

There’s no need to sign up for Facebook to view the live reading, which can also be accessed later. Simply search for Clatsop Community College’s Facebook page or go to this link: 

Many of the magazine’s contributors will be on hand to read. This year’s edition includes new writing from Robert Michael Pyle, Wayne Downing, Florence Sage, Jim Dott, John Ciminello, Sophie Bayla, Elizabeth Winters, Jan Bono, Joanne Rideout and others. With a special section on the theme of “Broken,” there’s new work from local writers and artists on what it’s like to live in the pandemic era and much more.

Rain would also like to announce that submissions are now open for the 2021 edition of Rain until February 15. extended to March 30th!

Rain 52’s theme section will focus on the idea of “Healing,” a much-needed topic to explore in this new year. Contributors are encouraged to explore the subject however they interpret it.   

Of course, all general submissions of art, fiction, poetry and nonfiction will be also considered.

Please submit no more than three items total, including poems, photographs, high-quality (at least 300 dpi) digital images of original artwork and prose less than 5,000 words in length. Make sure to label your work by its appropriate genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) in a cover letter or on the manuscript.

The ability to print color is limited, so artists submitting color images should indicate if the image may appear in black and white. Include name, address, phone number, email, title, medium and a two-to-three-line biography with all entries.

Email submissions are greatly preferred. RTF or Docx is the preferred format for written work. TIFF or JPG files (at least 300 dpi) are preferred for artwork.

Email work to Include your full name and contact information along with genres and titles of submissions in the subject line of your email message. Submissions without proper contact information will not be considered.

You can also mail submissions to Rain Magazine, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria, OR, 9710