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About

45th Parallel is a literary magazine affiliated with Oregon State University’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film in Corvallis, OR. The magazine is managed and edited by MA and MFA student volunteers. 45th Parallel seeks work by established and emerging voices in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and comics with an eye toward promoting diverse voices and talents within (and without) each genre. We aim to celebrate resonant and lively voices in our growing community of writers and seek writing that pulses with life, blood, and guts — work whose rhythm we can set our hearts to. Our publication is named after the 45th Parallel, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, marking the Earth’s in-between space. We thought the name suited our magazine, which also indulges in in-betweenness — the convergence of seemingly disparate content, forms, genres, and styles. We believe great art tends to reject strictly defined categories.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Writing), Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Art Media:
Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2021
Last Checked: 03 Mar 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 11 Jan 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 05 Oct 2015

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