Letter & Line (formerly known as Alembic) is a literary and arts magazine sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at Portland Community College's Sylvania campus. It appears twice a year, at the end of winter and spring terms.

The publication highlights the creative work of PCC students--stories, poems, drawings, photographs,  paintings, and other artworks. Faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to submit along with students.

Letter & Line is published in newsletter format, printed in black-and-white, and distributed free in racks on the Sylvania campus.

General Guidelines

  • Submissions for the winter issue are accepted from January 1 to around February 13 
  • Submissions for the spring issue are accepted from February 14 to around May 1
  • Submit up to 5 poems, 5 stories, 5 scripts, 5 pieces of creative nonfiction, 5 photographs, and 5 artworks.
  • Submit up to 1,000 words for each story, script, or nonfiction submission.
  • Title each submitted item, and submit each as a separate file (.jpeg, .tiff, .doc, .docx, or .rft are all okay; please do NOT submit .pdf's), up to 5 files for each category.
  • A cover letter accompanying the first uploaded file should contain a brief bio, e-mail address, US Mail address, phone number, and the titles of works submitted.
  • The Alchemy/Letter & Line Editing and Publishing class reserves editorial control of all material submitted and protects all rights.

Consider also submitting to our annual publication, Alchemy Literary Magazine, 80 pages in full color and perfect bound. Submission deadline is March 10, publication June 1.

Letter & Line Literary Magazine • Division of English and World Languages

Portland Community College • PO Box 19000 • Portland, OR 97280-0990

To see the previous edition of Letter & Linehttp://www.pcc.edu/about/literary-magazines/letter-line/

Letter & Line is the publication formerly known as Alembic. To see previous versions of Alembic, visit:

www.pcc.edu/alembic • alembic@pcc.edu

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  • Submit up to five works of art.
  • Please state the medium used.
  • Provide a title for each piece.
  • High-contrast images appear best, since the publication is printed in black and white.
  • Submit each piece in a separate submission.
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  •  Submit only as .doc, .docx, or .rft
  •  Keyboard poetry exactly as it is to appear in print.
  •  Put a title on each poem.
  •  Submit up to five poems. 
  •  Submit one poem per file
  • Make each poem a separate submission.
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  •   Submit only as .doc, .docx, or .rft 
  • Submit up to five works of fiction
  •  Submit up to 1,000 words per piece.
  •  Put a title on each piece.
  •  Submit one piece per file.
  • Make each piece a separate submission.

 

  • Submit up to five photos.
  • Provide a title for each photo.
  •  High-contrast images appear best, since the publication is printed in black and white.
  •  Please submit each piece in a separate file.

 

  •  Submit only as .doc, .docx, or .rft 
  • Submit up to five piece of nonfiction.
  • Submit up to 1,000 words per piece.
  •  Put a title on each piece.
  •  Submit one piece per file
  • Make each piece a separate submission.
Letter & Line Literary Magazine