VoiceCatcher Submission Period Open

As a small Portland press, we love supporting other local literary endeavors.

One of those is VoiceCatcher, a literary journal that features stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and art, dedicated to publishing work by women in the greater Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, area. The Winter 2014 submission period is open now through Oct. 15.

Publication comes with an opportunity to read publicly with other VoiceCatcher authors; Carolyn Martin, president of the board and managing editor of the VoiceCatcher website, says there are six venues already chosen for 2014.

VoiceCatcher also has a national presence through Duotrope, Poets & Writers, and nominating pieces for the Pushcart Prize. There were 3,600 first-time visitors to the Summer 2013 issue, which featured Liz Prato as a guest prose editor and a story by Laura Stanfill, publisher of Forest Avenue Press.

Current VoiceCatcher editors include:

Anne Gudger, Guest Prose Co-Editor
Gale E. Hemmann, Guest Poetry Co-Editor
Christi Krug, Guest Prose Co-Editor
Lisa Maier, Managing Editor
Darlene Pagán, Co-Editor
Donna Prinzmetal, Youth Editor
Helen Sinoradzki, Copy Editor
Cindy Stewart-Rinier, Guest Poetry Co-Editor
Rebecca Vasquez, Guest Art Editor
Deb Scott, Design Manager

Christi Krug’s essay, “The Writer as Creator,” was featured in Forest Avenue Press’ first book, Brave on the Page–yet another example of how these rich and bounteous creative communities overlap. The next VoiceCatcher reading, on Dec. 17, will include appearances by Liz and Laura as well as Karen Guth, Lyssa Tall Anolik, Penelope Scambly Schott, and Tricia Knoll.

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  1. I’m very glad to see this here. Years ago, when they were just getting started, I became involved with VC’s prompt-driven writing groups. They provided me with an opportunity to meet other women writers (no men then) and to gather a bit more motivation. A few pieces were published in three volumes and one short story nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Those acceptances provided me with a deeper sense of validity as a writer. Great group and I’m happy they have thrived!

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