Clamor is open to submissions for the 2023 issue until January 22nd.

Clamor is the University of Washington Bothell’s annual Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual and media formats from across our campus and the surrounding community.

Our goal is to support and promote captivating, inspiring, and lively art in the forms of visual, literary and media work.

In keeping with the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science's core learning objectives, we advocate arts across all disciplines. 

We provide artists and authors with publication opportunities through our print edition and our website. We foster community by reaching beyond the UW Bothell campus borders for creative works and by offering audiences quality reading, viewing and listening experiences. 

Please note: Clamor does not accept work that has been previously published. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please withdraw your work if it has been accepted elsewhere. For clarification email Clamor@uw.edu

As is standard with creative works, all rights revert to authors and artists after publication. Submitted works may be featured in future Clamor promotional campaigns without alterations unless given written/verbal consent from the artist. 

Clamor publishes artistic content in all forms, including visual art, creative writing, foreign language works (with translations by the artist), media, video and audio. We also accept recordings of original performance or dance. Our print journal includes: poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, photography, painting, drawing, digital art, visual images of sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and graphic art. Our web edition also includes media content: video, music, audio art and experimental media, as well as documentation of performance work. 

The Clamor editorial board acknowledges we are on ancestral lands stolen from Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. We recognize UWB campus sits on the original territory belonging to the sts'ahp-absh (willow people) and pay our respects to elders past, present, and future. We value and encourage submissions from Indigenous voices.




Welcome to the Creative Writing submission page for Clamor 2022!  To ensure as seamless a submission process as possible, please adhere to the following submission guidelines.   Pieces not following these guidelines will not be considered.

You may only submit a maximum number of 3 submissions across all categories.  Unpublished and original work only.  Work containing copyright material will not be considered.

  • Format
    • File type: .doc, .docx, .pdf (for works with specialized fonts or formatting), .txt, or .rtf
    • Font: 12pt
    • Length: 3000 words MAX
  • Name your file(s) as follows
    • CATEGORY-FIRSTNAME-LASTNAME-TITLE.FILETYPE (for example: CREATIVEWRITING-JANE-DOE-HELLO.docx)
  • Content Warning
    Please list any content warnings, if applicable.  In keeping with our editorial mission, Clamor encourages submissions from diverse and emerging voices, and, as such, certain content may be triggering to others.

Be assured our decision won’t be affected if your work does contain content warnings.

Content warnings include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood
  • Hate speech
  • Homophobia/transphobia
  • Mental health
  • Misogyny/sexism
  • Pornographic content
  • Racism
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide
  • Violence or self-harm

If you have trouble uploading your file or have any questions, please refer to the IT website or feel free to email us (clamor@uw.edu)  Thank you!  We look forward to seeing your work!

Welcome to the Audio and Video submission page for Clamor 2022!  To ensure as seamless a submission process as possible, please adhere to the following submission guidelines.   Pieces not following these guidelines will not be considered.

You may only submit a maximum number of 3 submissions across all categories.  Unpublished and original work only.  Work containing copyright material will not be considered.

  • Audio
    • File type: .mp3, .mp4, or .wav
    • Length: 10 minutes MAX
  • Video
    • File type: .mov, .mp4, or .mpg
    • Length: 10 minutes MAX
  • Name your file(s) as follows
    • CATEGORY-FIRSTNAME-LASTNAME-TITLE.FILETYPE (for example: AUDIO-JOHN-DOE-HELLO.mp3)
  • Content Warning
    Please list any content warnings, if applicable.  In keeping with our editorial mission, Clamor encourages submissions from diverse and emerging voices, and, as such, certain content may be triggering to others.

Be assured our decision won’t be affected if your work does contain content warnings.

Content warnings include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood
  • Hate speech
  • Homophobia/transphobia
  • Mental health
  • Misogyny/sexism
  • Pornographic content
  • Racism
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide
  • Violence or self-harm

If you have trouble uploading your file or have any questions, please refer to the IT website or feel free to email us (clamor@uw.edu)  Thank you!  We look forward to seeing your work!

Welcome to the Collaborations submission page for Clamor 2022!  From small groups to community projects, Clamor welcomes collaborative works in all media.  To ensure as seamless a submission process as possible, please adhere to the following submission guidelines.   Pieces not following these guidelines will not be considered.

You may only submit a maximum number of 3 submissions across all categories.  Unpublished and original work only.  Work containing copyright material will not be considered.

  • Audio
    • File type: .mp3, .mp4, or .wav
    • Length: 10 minutes MAX
  • Video
    • File type: .mov, .mp4, or .mpg
    • Length: 10 minutes MAX
  • Creative Writing
    • File type: .doc, .docx, .pdf (for works with specialized fonts or formatting), .txt, or .rtf
    • Font: 12pt
    • Length: 3000 words MAX
  • Visual Art
    • File type: .jpg or .tif
    • DPI: 300 MIN, scaled proportionally

NOTE: If you are uncertain of your DPI, please refer to the following tutorial.

  • Name your file(s) as follows
    • CATEGORY-GROUPNAME(or individual names)-TITLE-.FILETYPE (for example: COLLABORATION-TEAM01-HELLO.jpg)
  • Content Warning
    Please list any content warnings, if applicable.  In keeping with our editorial mission, Clamor encourages submissions from diverse and emerging voices, and, as such, certain content may be triggering to others.

Be assured our decision won’t be affected if your work does contain content warnings.

Content warnings include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood
  • Hate speech
  • Homophobia/transphobia
  • Mental health
  • Misogyny/sexism
  • Pornographic content
  • Racism
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide
  • Violence or self-harm

If you have trouble uploading your file or have any questions, please refer to the IT website or feel free to email us (clamor@uw.edu)  Thank you!  We look forward to seeing your work!

Welcome to the Visual Art submission page for Clamor 2022!  To ensure as seamless a submission process as possible, please adhere to the following submission guidelines.   Pieces not following these guidelines will not be considered.

You may only submit a maximum number of 3 submissions across all categories.  Unpublished and original work only.  Work containing copyright material will not be considered.

  • Format
    • File type: .jpg or .tif
    • DPI: 300 MIN, scaled proportionally

NOTE: If you are uncertain of your DPI, please refer to the following tutorial.

  • Name your file(s) as follows
    • CATEGORY-FIRSTNAME-LASTNAME-TITLE-.FILETYPE (for example: VISUALART-JOHN-DOE-HELLO.tif)
  • Content Warning
    Please list any content warnings, if applicable.  In keeping with our editorial mission, Clamor encourages submissions from diverse and emerging voices, and, as such, certain content may be triggering to others.

Be assured our decision won’t be affected if your work does contain content warnings.

Content warnings include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood
  • Hate speech
  • Homophobia/transphobia
  • Mental health
  • Misogyny/sexism
  • Pornographic content
  • Racism
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide
  • Violence or self-harm

If you have trouble uploading your file or have any questions, please refer to the IT website or feel free to email us (clamor@uw.edu)  Thank you!  We look forward to seeing your work!

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