About Us

clam·or | verb | ‘kla-m r\

1. to make a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people; popular outcry.

2. to publicly express (as of support or protest).

3. to make a vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction.

Clamor is the University of Washington Bothell’s annual Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual and media arts from across our campus and surrounding community. Clamor is published by students for students and is staffed by participants in BISIA 401 at UWB.

First published in 2006, Clamor has grown over the years to encompass a full-color print publication showcasing visual and written art, an online publication that includes audio, video, and mixed media, and, since 2017, a piece of limited-edition ephemera in each issue. While our campus does not have dedicated gallery space, over the years we have put on public exhibitions of student work on campus and in the community, and each spring we celebrate our contributors with a public launch party where they share their work. 

In keeping with our name, our editorial mission is to uplift and bring together the diverse and emerging voices of our campus in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to shine a light on the best artistic practices of our community, and we seek to specifically center voices from traditionally uncentered communities.

Clamor submissions share messages and tell stories, speak truth, inspire change, and create beauty in the world, foster empathy through shared identities, perspectives, emotions, and experiences, and provide escape and connection for our community. Our contributors are the many voices that form Clamor.

The Clamor editorial board acknowledges we are on ancestral lands stolen from Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. We recognize the UWB campus sits on the original territory belonging to the Sts’ahp-absh (willow people) and pay our respects to elders past, present, and future. We value and encourage submissions from Indigenous voices.

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