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Yours Truly 2017/2018

Yours Truly, Cascadia's creative arts magazine, accepts submissions each year during the Fall Quarter and publishes in the Spring Quarter. Save the date for this year's publication launch event: Tuesday, June 5, 2018!


About Yours Truly

Mission & History


Our Mission

Yours Truly is the annual creative arts magazine of Cascadia College, which showcases the original visual art, prose, and poetry of our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. Yours Truly supports the imagination and originality of community voices and visions rarely represented in other campus spaces, promotes the creation of diverse literary and visual art, and celebrates creativity in all forms.


Publication History

Yours Truly is the award-winning creative arts publication of Cascadia College. The first creative arts publication at Cascadia began in 2002 with the first issue of Wetlands Review before it found a more fitting name in 2007: Yours Truly. The name of this magazine digs beneath the surface of this campus to remind people of the foundation on which Cascadia now stands. The 127 acres of land we occupy used to be the Truly Cattle and Dairy Farm.

We also humbly acknowledge that greater Bothell is located on land taken from the s-tah-PAHBSH people of the Duwamish Tribe.


Submission & Publication Schedule

Yours Truly's call for submissions occurs every Fall Quarter, with pieces selected in Winter Quarter. The print publication is produced in Spring Quarter with a launch event scheduled for June.


Yours Truly was awarded first place in the Washington Community College Humanities Association for the 2008 and 2013 competitionsYours Truly 2016 tied for second place in the Pacific-Western division of the national Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) literary magazine competition.

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Submission Guidelines


The next submission period for Yours Truly is November 1 - December 31, 2018.

General Submission Guidelines for 2018-19:

Contributions are welcome from all students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Cascadia College, as well as Cascadia friends and community members. To learn more about Yours Truly, please review our archive of past publications.

We accept previously unpublished well-crafted and diverse poetry (in any form, including prose poetry) and prose (creative non-fiction, short stories, and flash fiction) as well as visual art (photography, digital, and handcrafted art) and media (audio and video) to be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know ASAP once your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Specific guidelines for our submission categories will be posted by November 1, 2018.


Yours Truly Archived Issues


See the archived issues of Yours Truly and the original Wetlands Review. Click on the image to see the full PDF or online versions. Hard copies may be found at the Cascadia/UWB library for those issues without PDFs at this time. 



Yours Truly 2017

thumbnail image of abstract collage on Yours Truly 2016-17 edition

Yours Truly 2016

  Yours Truly 2016 cover


Yours Truly 2015

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Yours Truly 2014

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Yours Truly 2013

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Yours Truly 2012

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Yours Truly 2011

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Yours Truly 2010

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Yours Truly 2009

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Yours Truly 2008

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Yours Truly 2007

yours truly cover 2007

Wetlands Review 2006

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Wetlands Review 2005

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Wetlands Review 2004

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Wetlands Review 2003

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Wetlands Review 2002

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Join Our Team!

Yours Truly is a course


 The Yours Truly course series begins in the Fall Quarter with foundational work and the call for submissions and ends in Spring Quarter with the printed publication and launch event. Here are course descriptions for the Magazine Publication courses:


Fall Quarter:

HUM 210 (Magazine Publication I) is a 3-credit class that provides students with an introduction to the process of creative arts magazine publication. Students will study common college magazine practices and review and assess sample publications. With instructor guidance, students will develop systemic and technical guidelines for submission; define the scope and reach of the publication; create a specific solicitation and marketing plan involving campus resources, including web and social media promotions; and establish roles and responsibilities of the magazine editorial team. [Registration to add this course ends October 2017]


Winter Quarter:

HUM 211 (Magazine Publication II) is a 3-credit course in which students will study principles of evaluating visual art, poetry, and prose. With the instructor’s guidance through assigned readings on the aesthetics of art and creative writing, students will develop an editorial process to assess writing and artwork submitted for publication during the prior quarter. Using the editorial guidelines created in HUM 210, students will maintain the consistency and integrity of the submission process in order to make editorial decisions about published content in Cascadia’s annual arts magazine, Yours Truly, culminating in a complete rough draft of accepted magazine submissions. [Registration for this course begins in November 2017 and is dependent on your credit status.]


Spring Quarter:

HUM 212 (Magazine Publication III) provides students with an introduction to designing, producing and publishing an annual creative arts magazine that reflects the creative output of the campus community. With the instructor's guidance, students gain knowledge and experience through assigned readings on, and practical application of small press structures, design aesthetics, principles of layout, typography, and color systems. In addition, students learn practical skills in publication budgeting, scheduling, and project management. Students will make all editorial decisions about the design and layout of the previous quarter's selections for Cascadia's annual arts magazine, Yours Truly. Students will familiarize themselves with a professional publication program in order to prepare, proof and edit a manuscript for a designated printer. Students will also participate in a multi-media launch event for the publication in June. [Registration for this course begins in February 2018 and is dependent on your credit status.]

Contact Courtney Putnam with any questions about this course series:

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Students in Cascadia's HUMAN 210 course during

Fall Quarter 2017