Submissions to the 44th edition of Chinook are being accepted through February 1, 2016.

Submissions to the 44th edition of Chinook are being accepted through February 1, 2016. Chinook is a literary publication highlighting student and community writing and art, published annually at Otero Junior College.
The student editor for the 2016 edition of Chinook, Cheyenne Foeppel, has chosen Matters of the Heart for the theme.
Submissions for the 2016 Chinook can include songs, poetry, essays, short stories and artwork.  Lyrical poetry/songs that are accepted can be performed at the Chinook reception.
Submission Information:
All submissions must be original and not previously published
All writing and art submissions must be received by February 1, 2016 at midnight; no exceptions
Poetry and songs limited to 24 lines or less
Essays and short story submissions must be 1500 words or less in Microsoft Word or PDF format
The magazine is printed in color and offers a vivid showcase for artwork such as oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil sketch, graphic design and photography. Visual arts pieces of work must be scanned and submitted as large, high-quality image in JPEG format.
Be aware that artwork will not be considered without a title.
Email submissions can be sent to at: at  In the email, include the title of the work and the first and last name, mailing address, phone number and email address of the contributor.
If contributors do not have email or Internet access, submissions may also be mailed to: Otero Junior College, c/o Christina Stork, Humanities Center, Room 152, 1802 Colorado Ave., and La Junta, CO 81050.
Chinook, meaning warm wind, was introduced to the Otero Junior College campus 44 years ago by veteran professor, Tim Walsh. Over the years, it has supported hundreds of writers' voices through poetry, essays, short stories and artwork. Submissions in each year's edition are from OJC students as well as people from the surrounding schools and communities.
Chinook 2016 is set for publication in early March. Submissions to the magazine are welcomed from both OJC students as well as members of the surrounding communities. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2016. A reception to thank and feature all the contributors will be held after publication.
For more information call Christina Stork at 719-384-6847.