ANALOGY : an arts and letters magazine
Analogy, OregonCollege of Art & Craft’s biannual arts and letters magazine, is nothing if not the following: A dream long time coming and a labor of love for great writing.
Campus legend has it that the idea of a literary-type magazine was first suggested 16 years ago – Bill Clinton was president, Facebook didn’t exist, and the average price of a gallon of gas was $1.22. Some dreams are indeed a long time coming. We at the magazine began the project during the fall of 2011 with an editorial board of four faculty members and a student editorial board of seven. We had no funding whatsoever, and as this was an entirely new endeavor, there was no past foundation on which to build our endeavor. In other words, we started with nothing but a group of people passionate about the talented writers at OCAC and the amazing non-visual work they have to offer to the college community and beyond. Over the course of about six months, we collected both written and visual submissions from pre-thesis and thesis students, as well as alumni, determined those which would be included in the first issue, did our very best to fund the magazine, and edited and edited and edited. Thanks to the dedication and tenacity of our editorial team, we produced a beautiful magazine, which includes 5 images of original artwork and ten creative nonfiction stories. We are in the process of developing our blog into a website, as well as diving headlong into the second issue of the magazine. Our hope is to continue growing the magazine through content, contributors, and audience.
Thanks so much for your interest and support!