Throughout May and June, we’re highlighting each of the 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog. Applications for the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowships are online now. Applications are due in our office by Friday, June 27, 2014. For more information about how to apply, contact Susan Denning at susan@literary-arts.org.

CALYX of Portland is a 2014 recipient for an Oregon Literary Fellowship in publishing.

About: CALYX exists to nurture women’s creativity by publishing fine literature and art by women. CALYX is committed to:

  • introducing a wide audience to high quality literature and art by women
  • providing a forum for diversity and underrepresented writers and viewpoints
  • discovering and publishing emerging and developing writers
  • preserving publications for future audiences

Judge’s Comments

By Jason Cook, publishing judge

Calyx represents the literary magazine at its very best: passionately curated, densely beautiful, bold and subtle. Each story and poem demonstrates the journal’s commitment to excellence, to the value of literature and discovery of new writers who give voice to those quiet thoughts we think to ourselves and rarely share. In both senses of the word, Calyx is vital: a collection of writing that lives and breathes and doubts and loves, and a crucial resource for both emerging authors seeking a place for their stories to live and readers looking for beautiful and sincere writing.

Oregon Literary Fellowship Spotlight: CALYX