Alchemy Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Alchemy, a magazine of Portland Community College literature and art, is published annually in early June as a class project by the students of Writing 246 and WR 249, Advanced Creative Writing--Editing and Publishing I and II, at the Sylvania Campus.

All writers working in English, regardless of location, are welcome to submit as-yet unpublished writing and artwork. 

The current issue of Alchemy can be purchased for $5 per copy through the PCC Bookstores and such local merchants as Powell's Books and Annie Bloom's. Past issues are $2. A preview of Alchemy is available online.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions accepted from January 1 to mid April (see submission form for current date).
  • Response by June 
  • Publication June 
  • Submit up to 5 poems, 5 photographs, and 5 artworks.
  • Submit up to 3,000 words of prose per piece.
  • All works MUST be titled.
  • We will consider translations, but our capacity to publish them is limited, based on our ability to proof the works in the original language.
  • Cover letter should contain a brief bio (no more than 60 words), e-mail address, US Mail address, phone number, and the titles of the works submitted.
  • The Alchemy / Letter & Line Editing and Publishing class reserves editorial control of all material submitted and protects all rights.
  • Alchemy Literary Magazine acquires first North American serial and online publication rights of material selected for publication; authors and artists retain all other rights to the material.
  • Payment in copies: one copy if mailed, two copies if picked up in person. Please note that we currently have limited capacity to mail contributor copies internationally.

Alchemy Literary Magazine • Division of English and World Languages

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

Alchemy Literary Magazine