Poetry Call For Submissions! And Art!

The Advocate’s First Ever Poetry Issue

Call to Poets and Artists Now! Through November 6


For the first time in history, your only local alternative news source The Corvallis Advocate will be issuing an edition dedicated entirely to local poets and artists, followed by yet another Advocate-hosted poetry open mic night featuring a few keynote poets.

The idea here is to really champion local art and poetry in a way only we hope to know how: eclectically and honorably. We want to inspire you, hence this handy-dandy call for submissions.


What We’re Looking For

We’re interested in material that’s above all, transcendent – works that deliver us to other realms, suspend us in thought or whimsy with vivid sensory and description, so that when we step away, the world has shifted.

We want to live intimately inside your words – to taste and smell them.

We welcome anything that challenges the mainstream narrative, that blurs the lines between imagination and reality.

Explicit material may be submitted, but will be subject to censored editing, meaning letters will be replaced with asterisks. For example: The bare a*s was sh*tacular. (joke prose)

Now, here’s some basic guidelines for submission:


Poetry Submissions

We will consider both long and short poetry submissions for publication. Please understand however that our space for longer poems is limited. We may only be able to feature up to 3 long poems. With that being said, we suggest poets submit long and short poems alike, with the understanding that shorter poems may be more likely to get published. See our guidelines below:


  • Poets must reside in the Linn-Benton area and be residents of Albany or Corvallis
  • All submitted poems must be unpublished
  • Short poems may not exceed 20 lines
  • Long poems may not exceed 40 lines
  • Poets may submit up to 5 poems each – any combination of long and short – in one word document
  • Submissions including any number of long poems must also include a brief 100-150 word bio featuring the author’s name, age, pronoun (optional), educational background, area of origin, 2-3 major personal interests, and any other relevant info.
  • Titles of poems must be included
  • Poets may only submit once
  • Please include last name in document title
  • Submissions sent via e-mail to submit@corvallisadvocate.com

Art Submissions

Art submissions will be published as thumbnail images throughout the issue alongside the poems with the artist’s name.


  • Artists must reside in the Linn-Benton area and be residents of Albany or Corvallis
  • Artists may submit up to 5 images in one e-mail, document, or zip file
  • All images must be submitted in JPG format
  • All images must have a pixel size of 650×650 or higher – the higher the resolution the better
  • Titles of works must be included
  • Artists may only submit once
  • Please include last name in document title
  • All submitted art must be unpublished
  • Submissions sent via e-mail to submit@corvallisadvocate.com


So with all the nitty gritty for your eyes to feast we urge you to please submit. We are proud of this effort to promote local art and poetry, and we hope to continue in our endeavors for years and issues to come. Thank you all so much for helping us keep this culture alive and thriving!
The poetry open mic night destination is TBD. Details will be posted as soon as humanly possible. The Advocate’s poetry issue will be distributed at the event.