Cover Photo Contest

We are accepting photo entries that display the meaning of the artist’s/photographer’s interpretation of wordriver. There is only ONE prize that will be awarded and that is to have your photo printed as the full cover photo placed on a volume of wordriver. The first two issues of the journal cover were pictures of rivers taken in Yosemite National Park and Ashland, Oregon. We are now looking for entries that are river images from anywhere in the world or are renditions of your own interpretation of wordriver.

There is a $10 per photo entry fee with unlimited entries accepted. Photos must be the original work of the entrant. No copyrighted work will be accepted. Photos must be in color and submitted in a 6 X 9 print or electronically (300 dpi). No prints will be returned. The photo contest is open to everyone.

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Submission Guidelines

wordriver is a literary journal dedicated to the poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction of adjunct, part-time and full-time instructors teaching under a semester or yearly contract in our universities, colleges, and community colleges. Deadline is October 31 of each year.
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river words, wordrivers

river words
cataract over
in white water abandon
carrying ideas
into the world
like tree trunks
on the crest of
snow melt floods.

river words
murmur among
in low provocative
cadences, hushed
their rhythms
like lovers whispering
or children laughing
in untroubled dreams.

river words
flow into
quiet backwaters
currents turning, curving
against cutbank hollows,
in the act of stillness
the art
by which river words
become wordrivers.

Beth McDonald

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