Shasta College Club Looking for Writing Submissions

This is a call for submissions sent to us by the Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club.


The Shasta Community College Creative Writing Club is proud to announce that we are creating a literary magazine for the 2018 school year. The literary magazine will be published in cooperation with the Office of Access and Equity, so we are primarily interested in work that includes voices from diverse communities or pieces on diversity or community, but we encourage writers and artists from ALL backgrounds to submit your work. We are accepting fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual art pieces.

Short stories and creative nonfiction should be no longer than 2500 words.

Poems should be approximately 1 page or less.

We will also be taking submissions for a collection of  nonfiction essays on the subject of “community.”  These should be no more than 500 words.

Art work is needed for the cover of the magazine, and additional pieces will be considered for inclusion inside the magazine.

Please include a short bio of no more than 50 words.

All submissions are subject to editing for grammar/explicit content etc.

Submit work to by MARCH 18, 2018.

Please feel free to email us with any questions and befriend us on Facebook at Shasta Writers.


Adding to our coffers…

For years, Writers Forum has relied on our Membership for Multi-media Presentations. From borrowing Shasta College’s Digital Projector (and later their Screen) to other members’ Audio Cables and Mobile HotSpots, we are thankful. But one problem was that Advanced Planning was needed. We could not at the drop of a hat (read that as a presenter canceling) substitute a packaged media program from Writers Digest or other online resources.


Scripps Howard Foundation  has awarded the Writers Forum a Volunteer Gift of over a thousand dollars for purchase of equipment that support will enhance Multi-Media presentations.


Retired Scripps Howard Employee and Past Writers Forum President Larry Watters, left, holds check for purchase of Multi-media equipment at General Meeting held February 11, while President Laura Hernadez, right, and Program Chair Sharon Owen, foreground, laugh over the prospect of Owen not “Borrowing” Shasta College’s Projector ever again.



Writers Forum Treasurer Jennifer Levens holds Scripps Howard Foundation check.



Writers Forum Remembers Sue Kowalewski


Sue Kowalewski, who died on November 25, 2016, at the age of 86, is remembered fondly by her friends at Writers Forum. Sue was a longtime member of Writers Forum whose cheerful smile and amiable personality added grace and cordiality to our monthly meetings. A talented writer, she shared her knowledge of the craft generously with fellow writers. Her wise and knowledgeable suggestions, always delivered in thoughtful terms, helped many of her fellow writers find their way to publication. Critique group meetings at her cozy, inviting home often included a tour of the flower garden that she tended with such care. We’ll remember Sue’s caring spirit and 100-watt smile, and we’ll recall walking with her through a bountiful garden with lovely flowers in bloom.