Oregon Cultural Trust: The Cultural Trust is a statewide cultural plan to raise significant new funds to invest in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. Funds will be distributed to local communities to support their cultural priorities, through competitive grants for projects of regional and statewide significance, and through grants to Oregon’s statewide cultural agencies to support their ongoing efforts. http://www.culturaltrust.org
Oregon Poetic Voices: oregonpoeticvoices.org Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state. This sound archive will be available online to Oregonians of all ages and geographic locations at libraries, in schools, at home, or visiting the State Library Poetry Room. Oregon Poetic Voices will draw from three major collections of recorded Oregon poetry: the two decades of sound archives of the Fishtrap Writers’ Gathering in Wallowa County, collected by Rich Wandschneider; the fifteen years of weekly interviews conducted by Barbara LaMorticella and Walt Curtis at KBOO radio; and the recorded archives at Sandra Williams’s long-running Mountain Writers project. Between them, these three archives contain recordings of almost every significant Oregon poet of the last quarter of the twentieth century, along with a good selection of recent innovators and creative spirits in the increasingly diverse world of Oregon poetry. We will also be soliciting from across the State recordings of Oregon Poets. We hope to be as inclusive as possible.
For more information on becoming a contributor to Oregon Poetic Voices please contact: Melissa Dalton, Poetry Fellow, Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd Portland, Oregon 97219. email: mdalton [at] lclark [dot] edu
National Federation of State Poetry Societies: As a member of OPA, you are automatically a member of NFSPS, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. As a member, you may enter NFSPS’s annual contests (both single poems and full-length manuscripts) and attend the annual convention at a member rate. Click here to go to the NFSPS web site.
Poetry Society of America: This national organization produces a magazine, Crossroads, sponsors events in its home base of New York City and around the nation, and sponsors both contests and events. Click here to find out more about PSA.
New Pages: This venerable web site lists and reviews literary journals; its reviews provide incredible detail. They also list contest deadlines, calls for submission, information on creative writing programs, and much more. The journals are arranged alphabetically, and each has a link to that journal’s site.Click here to go to New Pages, a great place to find literary journals.
Duotrope’s Digest: Sign up for free (and feel free to make a donation) for this online directory of literary journals, zines, blogs, and magazines. Links are provided. Users can use the site to track submissions, acceptances, and rejections, which is a handy way to stay organized. This site is thorough and extremely helpful–click here to get started.
Pacific University MFA program: This low-residency graduate study program offers the opportunity to work toward an MFA in poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-arts-science/areas-study/master-fine-arts-writing-mfa