Waving Hands Review will not publish an Issue for Spring 2023.

The Magazine may resume publication for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Waving Hands Review is the literature and arts magazine of Colorado Northwestern Community College. We publish annually, in the spring, and welcome submissions during the school year between September 15 and February 15 in the following categories:

  • Poetry, lyrics
  • Fiction
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Personal essays
  • Political essays, treatises, manifestos
  • Humorous essays, parodies
  • Serious or gonzo journalism, critical looks at culture.
  • Photography, manipulated photography, photo collages
  • Photographs of 2-D and 3-D artwork
  • Digital artwork, graphic design
  • Drawings, sketches, cartoons
  • Fragments—observations, aphorisms
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All submissions must be your own, original work. See Rights Statement on the Submission Manager page. All copyrights remain with the author or artist/photographer. You will be notified by email by March 31 if your submission has been accepted for publication. Please do not contact us; we will contact you.

Editors’ Choice Awards

Fifty dollars will be made in each of the following four categories: 1) artwork (including photography) 2) poetry 3) fiction 4) nonfiction (creative non-fiction, essays, journalism). Fiction, creative non-fiction, and essays should not exceed 10 double-spaced pages. Poems should not exceed 50 lines. See Submission Guidelines for details. While Waving Hands Review is open to a wide range of subjects and styles, work that is gratuitously racist, sexist, or violent, or written exclusively for shock value, will not be considered. 

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About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.