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!
Mission & History
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.
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 competitions. Yours Truly 2016 tied for second place in the Pacific-Western division of the national Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) literary magazine competition.
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We accept previously unpublished well-crafted and diverse poetry (in any form, including prose poetry) and prose (creative non-fiction, short stories, and flash fiction) as well as visual art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 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:
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]
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.]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions about Yours Truly, please email us at email@example.com.
Please contact Courtney Putnam for questions about enrolling in magazine publication courses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Students in Cascadia's HUMAN 210 course during
Fall Quarter 2017