Archive | December, 2011

Polyglot Literary Magazine

16 Dec

Yesterday, I provided some details on Lincoln’s Polyglot Club, specifically, the literary magazine. I’ve received a bit more information that I wanted to be sure to share with everyone.

The NEW deadline for early submissions is the LAST day of Winter Break (aka Monday, January 2nd). What could possibly be better than an extension of a deadline? How’s about FREE stuff?

Yup, if you submit your work BEFORE the end of break, you’ll be entered into an early submissions contest – prizes are Powell’s gift cards. Come on now, who doesn’t love free stuff?

Of course, if you’re not ready by then, you can still submit your work after January 2nd. I’ll find out the final final deadline & post again.

Submissions should be sent to Happy Writing!

Polyglot Literary Mag Submissions

15 Dec

Lincoln’s own Polyglot Club is accepting early submissions, December 16th, for the school’s literary magazine.

Submissions should be sent to


Kate Herzog Scholarship

15 Dec

Lincoln Seniors,

Use your writing skills to make some cash! I’ll post anytime I run across a scholarship opportunity & here’s the first one. Text taken from the Willamette Writers page.

Financial amounts to be determined will be in the range of $100-$250. 

To apply 

Please forward:

1. Original, unpublished writing sample of less than 1000 words, typed, double-spaced. The sample should be titled, but should not include any information about the author. Writing published in school publications is eligible.

2. A cover letter with contact information that includes the title of the writing sample, and a paragraph that includes information about the student’s goals as a writer.

3. Letter of recommendation from an instructor in the current academic year.
Submit all materials to the following address:

      Kate Herzog Scholarship
      Willamette Writers
      2108 Buck St
      West Linn, OR 97068

In previous years, student entries have ranged about one third fiction, one third essays, one third memoirs, and some poetry. Letters of recommendation have generally run one to two paragraphs.

Dates to Remember

      Application Deadline March 27th, 2012
      Finalists Will Be Announced June 15, 2012
      Scholarships Will Be Awarded August 4th, 2012


14 Dec

Extended Essay Folks,

In a little more than 24 hours, you’ll be turning in your Extended Essays. Yay!!

The Writing Center has 3 tutors today so come on in if you’d like a review before turning it in. Want to double-check your abstract, works cited/bibliography, anything?

Come on in!

Two More Days!

13 Dec

Extended Essay Folks!

No one has to tell you that the extended essay deadline is fast approaching. Hopefully, you’re getting enough sleep & are feeling good about all of the hard work you’ve accomplished up to this point.

There is still time to stop by the Writing Center before that deadline. We’re in the Library from 2:30-4:30pm. Time slots are getting snapped up so if you want a writing tutor to spend some time with your work, please make an appointment. You can do this by filling out the appointment book in the library OR via email Please feel free to email your paper so we can spend some time reading it over BEFORE we meet with you.

You’re so close and should be so proud of yourselves! Let us help you with these last couple of steps!!

Portland Book Clubs

9 Dec

There is no way, no how, that the following is a complete listing of Portland area Book Clubs but it’s a start. I’ll add to the list as I find more.

If there’s a  book club you think should be on this list, drop me a comment & I’ll be sure to add it.


Bitch Media Book Club @ Bitch Media HQ

Fantasy Firsts Book Group @ Barnes & Noble, Clackamas Town Center

Pageturners @ Northwest Library

Science Fiction Book Group @ Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing


Classics Book Group @ Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing


Deadly Diversions Book Group @ Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing

Graphic Novel Reading Club @ Bridge City Comics

Pageturners @ the Central Library

Absolutely Abstract

7 Dec

Need some guidance on navigating your way through the world of abstracts?

Click this way!

For further help, contact us at the Writing Center – or leave a comment here.

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