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:

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 Stories: Call for Submissions

Submission Form is Now Closed. A special thank you to all the writers who entered!
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Looking for the Step Into Comics call for submissions? Click here for more information and to submit your comics.

Step Into… Writing Workshops

Want some help honing your short story 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, July 17
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Springfield Public Library
225 5th St, Springfield


Tuesday, July 18

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

Our Step Into Stories Workshops will be taught by Bruce Holland Rogers.

About Bruce Holland Rogers: Bruce has published fiction in a variety of genres, traditions, and lengths, winning national and international awards for literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery fiction. He is best known, however, as a prolific writer of very short fiction, with over 400 pieces of flash fiction to his credit. His stories have been translated into more than two dozen languages, including some rather unlikely ones such as Pasto and Latvian. He was a founding faculty member in fiction at the Northwest Institute for Literary Arts where one of his favorite courses was a survey of very short literature in prose: flash fiction, prose poem, and flash nonfiction (or “truebit”). He has lived in Eugene since 1996 and has taught or done research for his writing in England, Finland, Hungary, and Japan. He contributed two prose pieces to the first generation of “Step Into Stories.”


Questions? Contact us at stepinto@wordcraftersineugene.org!