No, this actually doesn’t have anything to do with seafood. The Cal Literature and Arts Magazine, more commonly known by its cephalopod acronym, CLAM, is seeking submissions of original prose, poetry and artwork for its next issue.

So that novel you’ve got kicking around? Well, they probably don’t want it. Unless it’s less than 2,000 words. In which case it’s not really a novel at all. Their website hasn’t been updated in awhile, but we’re assuming the submission guidelines are roughly the same. The deadline is Nov. 7.

But wait! There’s a more pressing matter at hand! CLAM will be holding a launch party this very evening at 7 p.m. in Worth Ryder Gallery, Kroeber Hall. We are told there will be wine, cheese, magazine and, presumably, intriguing and mysterious literary types.

What’s not to like?

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CLAM [Site]

2207698862_1ac47a9844Definition of clam: The sometimes-edible mollusk, hailed for its contributions to the wonderful world of chowder.

Definition of CLAM: Cal Literature & Arts Magazine; a compendium celebrating the multifaceted and always fantastic artistic achievements UC Berkeley has to offer.

Definition of CLAM Release Party: Bands, art show, poetry open mic, the newest issue of CLAM, and more! By “more” we mean food and wine—and if that’s not incentive, we don’t know what is.

$5 gets you in at the Alphonse Berber Gallery on Sept. 24 from 7-9 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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Cal Literature & Arts Magazine [CLAM]