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THE WIRE HARP 2022-2023

Call for Submissions

Now accepting submissions of poems, short stories, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and design.

Literary Deadlines

Dec. 3, 2022 (preferred)

Jan. 15, 2023 (final)

Graphic arts deadline

Dec. 3, 2022 (preferred)

Jan. 25, 2023 (final)

UPCOMING:

The Wire Harp is a non-profit annual publication of Spokane Falls Community College, presenting the work of students, alumni faculty and staff. As an instruction-related club, it is designed to give students the opportunity to learn how to put a magazine together, from the earliest stages of assembling a staff and getting the word out, to soliciting submissions, devising a system for evaluating the quality of the submissions, and preparing the chosen pieces for publication. Most importantly, it provides our students with an outlet for their creative endeavors and fosters pride in the fruits of their year-long efforts.

LOOK INSIDE

Last Year’s Issue

2020 WH Cover

The Wire Harp 2021

Design by:
Ksenia Akimova, 2021

The cover of The Wire Harp wanted to portray the many different characteristics of the student body and the many diverse backgrounds they might have. The designer chose to convey that in a way that was stylistically interesting and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  

On Display Now

Other Issues

2019 Cover

The Wire Harp

2020 – 2021

2019 Cover

The Wire Harp

2018 – 2019

2019 Cover Design

The Wire Harp

2017 – 2018

THE WIRE HARP STAFF

The Advisory Team

FACULTY

Connie Scott | Literary Arts Co-Advisor
English Instructor
B.A., M.A., University of Texas, El Paso; additional studies, Eastern Washington University
Connie.Scott@sfcc.spokane.edu
533-3670
Laura Read | Literary Arts Co-Advisor
English Instructor
B.A., Gonzaga University; M.F.A., Eastern Washington University
Laura.Read@sfcc.spokane.edu
533-4173
John Mujica | Graphic Arts Advisor
Graphic Design Instructor
A.A.S., Spokane Falls Community College; B.F.A., Eastern Washington University
John.Mujica@sfcc.spokane.edu
533-3717

Background Photo: Rick Keating | NAC Architecture

the details

Submitting

SUBMISSIONS

Literary Arts

Poems, Short Stories, Essays

All submissions must be typed in standard font. Your name and email address (our only method of contact) should appear in the upper left hand corner of the first page of each submission. You may submit up to 6 literary pieces (any combo of poems, short stories, creative nonfiction essays). Handwritten submissions will not be considered. 

Poems: Submit single-spaced. 

Stories & Essays: Submit double-spaced, limit length to size pages, and note “fiction” or “non-fiction” at the top. 

Deliver all literary submissions the submissions form which go to Laura Read and Connie Scott  or in the office in building 24.  

Please submit all entries in a single Word document; be sure each entry has your name and email at the top.

LITERARY SUBMISSIONS ONLY

(GRAPHIC ARTS SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS LISTED BELOW)

    Did you know that current students and alumni can have up to two entries published in the Wire Harp? Faculty and Staff can also submit, but we prioritize student entries.

    SUBMISSIONS

    Graphic Arts 

    Sculpture, Photography, Painting, Drawing, Printing, and Design

    Download and fill out the interactive PDF. Include your name, phone number, email address, and the name of the entry. If you have multiple entries, please download and fill out multiple forms. You can deliver all art submissions to John Mujica, Building 19, Room 218-D or via email (listed above). 

    If you do not want to leave the physical piece, please make arrangements to have high-quality photography done either by yourself or with Carl Richardson, Art Instructor of the Art Department.

    Carl Richardson | carl.richardson@sfcc.spokane.edu | 509-533-3714

    honors

    The Wire Harp Awards

    Richard Baldasty

    Baldasty taught philosophy and history at SFCC from 1984-2007, and during his tenure, he was regularly published in this journal and contributed significantly to the arts on our campus. Upon his retirement, the Wire Harp honored the spotlight he shone on art by naming our poetry award for him. Each year, Wire Harp staff selects what we consider the most artistic poem as the recipient of this award. We also honor a work of prose, a photograph, and a work of fine art. Each of these four student artists receives a $100 prize, as a result of a generous gift from Richard. We appreciate Richard for supporting students in their creative arts.

    OUR appreciation

    Thank You

    We’d like to thank all who contribute and make the Wire Harp happen each year. Without you, we wouldn’t have a community or a publication we can be proud of. Specifically thanks Mr. Baldasty who has contributed significantly over the years, the CCS Foundation for your generous contributions, Erik Sohner and Carl Richardson who help with the selection of artwork and awards, and Carl Richardson again for your time and assistance in photographing student submissions. Finally,  thanks to Doug Crabtree who served as Graphic Arts Advisor from 1998-2018, congratulations on your retirement.

    PAST EDITORS, STAFF & Support

    2022

    Willow Johnson
    Literary Editor

    Jakob Paoli
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Clover Sinclair
    Asst. Graphic Arts Editor

    Fig DePaolo
    Literary Staff

    Georgia Kettrick
    Literary Staff

    Summer Skognes
    Literary Staff

    Alexa Tomkowiak
    Literary Staff

    Fiona Whitver
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Linda Beane-Boose
    Support

    Anna Gonzales
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Erik Sohner
    Support

    Becky Turner
    Support

    Lawton Printing
    Printing

    2021

    Willow Johnson
    Literary Editor

    Ksenia Akimova
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Indra Allen
    Literary Staff

    Kyle Caprye
    Literary Staff

    Alexis Hart
    Literary Staff

    Jaid Ingham-Riley
    Literary Staff

    Clay Sanchez
    Literary Staff

    Summer Skognes
    Literary Staff

    Lily Thoren
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Linda Beane-Boose
    Support

    Anna Gonzales
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Erik Sohner
    Support

    Becky Turner
    Support

    Lawton Printing
    Printing

    2020

    Brandi K. Maas
    Literary Editor

    David McGruire
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Brittany Graves
    Literary Staff

    Alexis Hart
    Literary Staff

    Jaid Ingham-Riley
    Literary Staff

    Willow Johnson
    Literary Staff

    Zoe Joyce
    Literary Staff

    Summer Skognes
    Literary Staff

    Lily Stankiewicz
    Literary Staff

    Lily Thoren
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
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    Linda Beane-Boose
    Support

    Anna Gonzales
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Erik Sohner
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    Becky Turner
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    Lawton Printing
    Printing

    2019

    Brittan Hart
    Literary Editor

    Matthew McArdle
    Graphic Arts Editor

    June Roys
    Co-Graphic Arts Advisor

    Veda Bradley
    Literary Staff

    Calven S. Eldred
    Literary Staff

    Samantha Kam
    Literary Staff

    Brandi K. Mass
    Literary Staff

    Madison Seipp
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Linda Beane-Boose
    Support

    Anna Gonzales
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Erik Sohner
    Support

    Becky Turner
    Support

    Zach Bankston
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    Lawton Printing
    Printing

    2018


    Allyson Gwiazda

    Literary Editor

    Missy McGillicuddy
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Steven Gregory Anderson
    Literary Staff

    Thomas Hilverda-DePaolo
    Literary Staff

    Samantha Kam
    Literary Staff

    Adrianna Scott
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Tim Greencup
    Support

    Leyna Krow
    Support

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Linda Beane-Boose
    Support

    Anna Gonzales
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Erik Sohner
    Support

    Becky Turner
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    2017


    Laura Stephenson

    Literary Editor

    Jacquelyn Barnes
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Reese Avery
    Literary Staff

    Katie Rose Fowler
    Literary Staff

    Ryan Hatten
    Literary Staff

    Luke Roe
    Literary Staff

    Macey Schallert
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Linda Beane-Boose
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Becky Turner
    Support

    2016


    Zach Bartmess

    Literary Editor

    Jeremy King
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Ryan Hatten
    Literary Staff

    Lindsy Kay
    Literary Staff

    Vanessa Rowley
    Literary Staff

    Laura Stephenson
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Bonnie Brunt
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    Linda Beane-Boose
    Support

    Carl Richardson
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    Erik Sohner
    Support

    Becky Turner
    Support

    Craig Rickett
    Support

    Lloydeen Jensen
    Support

    2015

    Mikayla Davis
    Literary Editor

    Lisa Mattson
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Zach Bartmess
    Literary Staff

    Alexis Cox
    Literary Staff

    Ryan Hatten
    Literary Staff

    Lauren Gilmore
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Erik Sohner
    Support

    Becky Turner
    Support

    2014

    Bella York
    Literary Editor

    Mickenzie Burns
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Mikayla Davis
    Social Media Director & Literary Staff

    Sarah Dyer
    Literary Staff

    Lauren Gilmore
    Literary Staff

    Sharon Goff
    Literary Staff

    Hannah Michaelis
    Literary Staff

    Jason Oestreicher
    Literary Staff

    Jeremia Wilks-McGinnis
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Bonnie Brunt
    Support

    Heather McKenzie
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    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Becky Turner
    Support

    Glen Cosby
    Support

    Kim Taylor
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    2013

    Rachelle Bradley
    Literary Editor

    Jennifer Fanto
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Mikayla Davis
    Literary Staff

    Sharon Goff
    Literary Staff

    Hannah Michaelis
    Literary Staff

    Claire Neumiller
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Bonnie Brunt
    Support

    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Shelli Cockle
    Support

    Carl Richardson
    Support

    Erik Sohner
    Support

    Glen Cosby
    Support

    Lloydeen Jensen
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    2012

    Robin Golke
    Literary Editor

    Brian Siemon
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Mikayla Davis
    Literary Staff

    Tara Halvorson
    Literary Staff

    Caitlin Houghton
    Literary Staff

    Sierra Schleufer
    Literary Staff

    Kim Taylor
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Connie Johnson
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    Heather McKenzie
    Support

    Mardis Nenno
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    Carl Richardson
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    Erik Sohner
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    Glen Cosby
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    Tammy Santana
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    2011

    Ryan Miller
    Literary Editor

    Karena Kliefoth
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Nick Binford
    Literary Staff

    Megan Briggs
    Literary Staff

    Karie Cooper
    Literary Staff

    Crystal Dunaway
    Literary Staff

    Michelle Ferguson
    Literary Staff

    Aly McInnis
    Literary Staff

    Sarah Suksdorf-Reiner
    Literary Staff

    Matt Wright
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Connie Johnson
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    Heather McKenzie
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    Carl Richardson
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    Neil Nedrow
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    Glen Cosby
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    Tammy Santana
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    Derek Annis
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    2010

    Derek Annis
    Literary Editor

    Jesse Hansonl
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Jackie Burns
    Literary Staff

    Allyson Cochrane
    Literary Staff

    Karie Cooper
    Literary Staff

    Louis Gravely
    Literary Staff

    Ryan Miller
    Literary Staff

    Allen Stover
    Literary Staff

    Hannah Faurest
    Literary Staff

    Nelson Wicks
    Literary Staff

    Richard Baldasty
    Donor

    Glen Cosby
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    Heather McKenzie
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    Neil Nedrow
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    Carl Richardson
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    Tammy Santana
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    Dan Wenger
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    2009

    Robert Chenault
    Literary Editor

    Kevin Armstrong
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Jesse Hansonl
    Asst. Graphic Arts Editor

    Christie Anderson
    Literary Staff

    Derek Annis
    Literary Staff

    Leona Brumitt
    Literary Staff

    Jonelle Cambell
    Literary Staff

    Mikayla Davis
    Literary Staff

    Judy Johnson
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    Rachel Kartz
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    Sherrin Lawson
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    Katharine Lime
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    Stephanie Lundquist
    Literary Staff

    Jolynn Morse
    Literary Staff

    Allen Stover
    Literary Staff

    Zac Whitman
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    Julia Zurcher
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    Richard Baldasty
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    Jonathan Clayton
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    Connie Johnson
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    Heather McKenzie
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    Neil Nedrow
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    Alexis Nelson
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    Carl Richardson
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    Tammy Santanna
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    Connie Wasem-Scott
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    2008

    JoLynn Morse
    Literary Editor

    Heidi Jantz
    Graphic Arts Editor

    Kevin Armstrong
    Asst. Graphic Arts Editor

    Judy Johnson
    Literary Staff

    Karhonkwison Logan
    Literary Staff

    Matthew Lott
    Literary Staff

    Killa Douglas-Chambers
    Literary Staff

    Christie Anderson
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    Spokane, WA 99224

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