Camas cultivates a community of writers and artists dedicated to land health and cultural resilience in the American West. We pursue fresh ideas and perspectives while remaining rooted in the West's landscapes and traditions of art and literature. We celebrate the people who work and live here; we celebrate the land that connects us; and we provide an opportunity for emerging writers and artists to publish their work alongside established voices.

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Ends on March 17, 2019

This spring, we offer the theme of cadence. Cadence is often defined as rhythm, as metrical beat or resolution of melody. Yet, cadence is also the space between wing beats and the measure of steps as we wind a path into the hills. It is found in both spoken word and birdsong. It is the rate of factory output, the rushing of river water and pace at which we schedule our lives. 

The world we inhabit moves at a faster speed than ever before. Time moves differently in post-industrialized western lives than it did, centuries or even decades earlier. Or, does it? For this theme of Camas, we’re interested in rhythm, in pace, in contrast. We’d like to dig into the space created by movement: the relationship between motion and stillness, and what that space amounts to. Cadence. 

So please, send us your best work, whatever shape it may take in your writing. As always, surprise us, stun us, and aim to make us think. We're looking forward to reading. 

Please note that we only accept one nonfiction piece per writer per submission period. Submissions are read blind, so please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your document. 


Suggested length: 5,000 words or less. 

Ends on March 17, 2019

This spring, we offer the theme of cadence. Cadence is often defined as rhythm, as metrical beat or resolution of melody. Yet, cadence is also the space between wing beats and the measure of steps as we wind a path into the hills. It is found in both spoken word and birdsong. It is the rate of factory output, the rushing of river water and pace at which we schedule our lives. 

The world we inhabit moves at a faster speed than ever before. Time moves differently in our lives than it did, centuries or even decades earlier. Or, does it? For this theme of Camas, we’re interested in rhythm, in pace, in contrast. We’d like to dig into the space created by movement: the relationship between motion and stillness, and what that space amounts to. Cadence. 

So please, send us your best work, whatever shape it may take in your writing. As always, surprise us, stun us, and aim to make us think. We're looking forward to reading.

Please note that we only accept one fiction piece per writer per submission period. Submissions are read blind, so please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your document. 

Suggested length: 5,000 words or less. 

Ends on March 17, 2019

This spring, we offer the theme of cadence. Cadence is often defined as rhythm, as metrical beat or resolution of melody. Yet, cadence is also the space between wing beats and the measure of steps as we wind a path into the hills. It is found in both spoken word and birdsong. It is the rate of factory output, the rushing of river water and pace at which we schedule our lives. 

The world we inhabit moves at a faster speed than ever before. Time moves differently in post-industrialized western lives than it did, centuries or even decades earlier. Or, does it? For this theme of Camas, we’re interested in rhythm, in pace, in contrast. We’d like to dig into the space created by movement: the relationship between motion and stillness, and what that space amounts to. Cadence. 

So please, send us your best work, whatever shape it may take in your writing. As always, surprise us, stun us, and aim to make us think. We're looking forward to reading. 

Please include all five poems in one .doc or .pdf. Submissions are read blind, so please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your document. 

Maximum: five poems per submitter.

Ends on March 17, 2019

This spring, we offer the theme of cadence. Cadence is often defined as rhythm, as metrical beat or resolution of melody. Yet, cadence is also the space between wing beats and the measure of steps as we wind a path into the hills. It is found in both spoken word and birdsong. It is the rate of factory output, the rushing of river water and pace at which we schedule our lives. 

The world we inhabit moves at a faster speed than ever before. Time moves differently in post-industrialized western lives than it did, centuries or even decades earlier. Or, does it? For this theme of Camas, we’re interested in rhythm, in pace, in contrast. We’d like to dig into the space created by movement: the relationship between motion and stillness, and what that space amounts to. Cadence. 

So please, send us your best work, whatever shape it may take. As always, surprise us, stun us, and aim to make us think. We're looking forward to reading. 

Please submit up to 5 images in as high a resolution as possible (at least 300 dpi; preferably a grayscaled .jpg or .tif image). Please include a description of the photo or art as well as any other relevant information. Please include titles for each photograph or piece of art.

Black & White media is preferred, but high-contrast color pieces are also suitable. The body of the magazine will be in grayscale; cover images will be in color.

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