Gorge Literary Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Please read and follow the Submission Guidelines

The Gorge Literary Journal is “a small place to hear large voices.” Published twice a year within the Hood River News and on The Gorge Lit website, it is an opportunity for local Columbia Gorge writers. We do not have the space to publish nonlocal writers.

Now accepting submissions for our sixth edition with planned publication in February 2018. Submission deadline is November 15th. All submissions are anonymous to ensure editors’ local friendships don’t color the selections. Your name is revealed after an editorial decision is made. Submissions with identifying information in the body of the work will be rejected. Limit two pieces per writer (maximum two prose items OR one prose and one poem OR two poems). Also, we get a lot of poetry, you're best chance for acceptance is fiction, which we actively seek.

And please read (and follow!) our Submission Guidelines.

No, seriously. Disregarding the guidelines will prevent us from considering your work.