Time for Submissions

Calling on poets, storytellers, memoirists and essayists — it is CLOVER time! We need your submissions now for our December book.  Follow the link to Submittables to file yours there.  Easy to do. The only question remains, Why not? By your submission, you are supporting yourself as an artist and the literary community which needs Read More


  I recently moved from a huge house to a small house. In an insane real estate market, my old house sold 4 times in 5 months.  The heart palpitating ride landed and although I am not getting in line for another go-round, I am delighted I braved the one I was on. Outside my window Read More

Seven Days & Counting

Do not settle for anything less than what you imagine. Submissions open until April 30, 2016 for our summer edition. Poetry, memoir slice and stories under 3,000 words welcome. Read More

Welcoming Submissions

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY from Clover, A Literary Rag Spring winds through evergreen boughs — blue skies — green beer.  A grand day to be Irish. A reminder to get your submissions in for the 11th edition of Clover! We accept poetry, short stories, essays and memoir slices. We love the Northwest but open our Read More

Mark Your Calendar

Join us for a great Sunday afternoon on September 27th at 4 PM. SUBMISSIONS for our next edition close on September 30. Get them in!   Read More

To Make a Clover

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. ~Emily Dickinson SUBMISSIONS are open for Clover, A Literary Rag, Vol. 10 until September 30, 2015. For guidelines press here!   Read More

Denise duMaurier at Village Books

If you have heard Denise duMaurier read, you will be at Village Books for this rare opportunity to spend an hour with this world traveling poet/artist/actress.  Her third volume of poetry, SENTINEL, is available at Village Books! SENTINEL was published by the Independent Writers’ Studio and printed by Threshold Documents. Submissions are open for Clover, A Literary Read More

Everything’s Coming Up Clover

IWS steered into 2012 with engines revved.   We just finished a fiction writing workshop courtesy of Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner.   Our first ever author-invitational.  He shook things up some. We received boat passes on the schooner, Zodiac to participate in Bellingham Rendevous courtesy of IWS member Chris Wallace who is chief mate on the schooner.  I’ve never been on a tall Read More