Press Release: Cascadia College magazine wins national award


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For immediate release                                                                                                                                               October 26, 2017


Cascadia College magazine wins national award

Now seeking community submissions


BOTHELL, Wash - Cascadia College’s creative arts magazine Yours Truly tied for second place in the 2017 Community College Humanities Association’s literary arts competition. The competition highlights student work from across the nation and is a unique opportunity for students to explore the publishing and promotion process.

Yours Truly Magazine 2016 coverYours Truly students begin their work on the magazine in Fall Quarter with a call for submissions. In Spring Quarter, the magazine is printed and distributed at an annual launch event. The creative arts magazine features poetry, prose and visual art from Cascadia students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members.

“Taking this course really pushes you out of your comfort zone. It’s like taking a real job, but instead of a salary, you get a grade,” says Cascadia student Sam Kim, who plans to major in communications and marketing.

Students study common college magazine practices, develop submission guidelines and determine roles and responsibilities on the magazine’s editorial team. During classes, students develop valuable skills in publication budgeting, scheduling, and project management.

“Yours Truly is a collaborative effort,” says Courtney Putnam, MFA, faculty advisor for Yours Truly. “Through open, engaged work, students learn the value of the arts. It’s a joy for me to witness how students thrive when given a real-world project and permission to express their own creativity."

Yours Truly is putting out a call to the community for submissions.  Submit prose, poetry or visual art beginning November 1, 2017. Last day for submissions is December 31, 2017.


For information, please contact Meagan Walker at


Cascadia is a public community college offering two-year degrees for transfer to universities, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices, certificate programs, basic education, High School 21+, ESL for adults, and a broad range of non-credit courses and professional training. It is recognized as the state’s university transfer specialist.