Salmon Creek Journal wins excellence in publishing award

The Salmon Creek Journal won First Place in the PPI PrintROCKS! Student Category on Oct. 5. The PPI PrintROCKS! awards are distributed to recognize excellence in the design, production and manufacturing of print materials on the west coast including, Ore., Wash., Idaho, Mont., Alaska, Hawaii and British Columbia.

“It was such an honor to be recognized among the professional print companies. Being around the creative minds of the print industry was an enjoyable learning experience. The Journal has big shoes to fill this year after taking home such a big honor for last years edition.”

The Salmon Creek Journal is Washington State University Vancouver’s student run literary journal. This year’s compilation of literary, visual and performing artwork marks the

16th printed issue of the Salmon Creek Journal, and the sixth year in which a digital version has been published. Student submissions have made the Salmon Creek Journal possible since 1997.

So, how can a student become a part of this award-worthy publication? The signs announcing open submissions are numerous and started appearing on campus less than a month ago.

“With hope, we’ll find the next William Faulkner, Mary Oliver or Andy Warhol. However, if we do not receive enough submissions, we may only be able to find the next E.L. James, William McGo- nagall or Thomas Kinkade, so please submit your prose, poetry, art and photography now,” said Kerry Layne Jeffrey, the journal’s editor-in-chief states,

The Salmon Creek Journal keeps the literary, visual and per- forming arts community alive at WSU Vancouver through its col- lection made and compiled by students. In Jeffery’s words, the school “has a growing tradition of

literary and artistic excellence that we are honored to facilitate with our publication.”

The journal publishes a wide array of styles and forms. Students may submit under the prose, po- etry, visual arts and performing arts categories. Up to six pieces are permitted per category per per- son. Performance pieces should be submitted as video or audio recordings and will be considered only for the online version of the journal.

To submit a piece, simply vis- it salmoncreekjournal.com, select “Submissions”, and email the online submission form to scj@vancouver.wsu.edu. More information on submissions and links to past publications can also be found at this website. Submissions for the 2014 Salmon Creek Journal are due on Dec. 6.

What’s next for the Salmon Creek Journal? Triumphantly Jeffery declares of the literary journal at Clark College, “It looks like the Clark Phoenix has competition.”

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