Wordcrafters seeks short writing from local writers, reflecting on life in Eugene–past, present, or future!

You can still see the first generation of Step Into Poetry in the Overpark garage on Oak St!

We’re excited to partner with the City of Eugene to celebrate the work of local writers. Throughout 2017, we will run writing contests to find work for the new generation of the Step Into… series, an exhibit of short writing pieces displayed in downtown parking garages. Throughout the year, we will hold month-long calls for writing in four different genres:

  • April 2017: Step Into Poetry
  • June 2017: Step Into Comics
  • July 2017: Step Into Stories
  • September 2017: Step Into Theater

Selected work will be exhibited in the Overpark Garage (Oak St btw B’way & 10th), the Parkade garage (Willamette btw 7th & 8th), and the Eugene Public Library garage. You can see the first generation of exhibits still hanging in Overpark.


Step Into Comics: Call for Submissions

Submission Form is Now Open! Read the Call for Submissions and submit your work here
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Want to see the space where your work might be exhibited? Come walk through the stairwells with us!
Thursday, June 15
Meet outside of Nest, at 790 Willamette St

Step Into… Writing Workshops

Want some help honing your comics-writing craft before you submit? Come to a writing workshop at one of the local libraries! The workshops will focus on developing comics that you can submit for the contest. They’re open to the public and totally free. Come to one or come to both!

Monday, June 12
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th, Eugene


Monday, June 19
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Springfield Public Library
225 5th St, Springfield

Our Step Into Comics Workshops will be led by local comics guru Matt Brundage!

Matt Brundage is a respected illustrator, animator, sculptor and comic book artist which has seen him produce work for many of the major Western publishers including : Marvel  DC, and Dark Horse Comics. He has illustrated iconic characters such as BatmanSupermanWonder Womanthe HulkSpider ManDaredevilWolverineStar WarsJudge Dredd, Ren and Stimpy, and the Simpsonsamongst others. In addition, he works as an illustrator in book, record, and magazine publishing and undertakes design and story boarding work for multimedia and the entertainment industry and illustrated for movies like Chasing Amy, Astroesque, and Eyes to HeavenRecent projects include drawing the new ongoing Art Ops! comic, Zombie Cagefighter, Dragons Of Blizzard Island for Big bang Toys, and assorted Star Wars trading cards from Topps Phew!

Matt also teaches in schools and colleges around the country. He works with charitable organizations and local authorities producing comic illustrations that spotlight issues such as children’s rights, drug abuse, homelessness, safe sex and even proper foot care!

This workshop is supported by Imagination International, Inc.

Questions? Contact us at stepinto@wordcraftersineugene.org!