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The Fairhaven Free Press

The Fairhaven Free Press is a quarterly newspaper written, edited and published by students, working in a collaborative group. Independent study credit is available from the advisor. The Free Press is a forum for student news, opinion, and photography serving the Fairhaven, Western, and Bellingham communities.


Students can work Individually or cooperatively as Editor, Copy Editor, Layout and Design Chief, Photo Editor, or Reporter. Typically, all students in the group write at least one article for the paper. The group meets once weekly to discuss and plan the paper, to brainstorm possible articles, to learn journalistic skills, to critique and edit each other's writing, and to produce the paper.



The Free Press reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity, clarity, and content. Articles are welcome. Call or email first to check out your ideas for your topic. Letters to the editor should not exceed 600 words in length.
Submit to:

Faculty Advisor: Dan Larner


Fairhaven Free Press Issues

Visit our website for the most recent issue of the Fairhaven Free Press at:

Older issues available:

2010: Spring | Winter

2009: Fall | Spring | Winter

2008: Fall

Fall 2008 Extra articles: Ronna Briggs Interview | Under 21 Hangouts



InkSpeak is Fairhaven College’s annual arts and literary magazine. Fairhaven College students, professors, alumni, staff and other affiliates are invited to submit their poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, comics, graphic novellas, scripts, and other creative endeavors. Early submissions are given priority as well as editorial feedback.


Submission Guidlines:

1) Each author/artist may submit up to five pieces total. Poetry must not exceed 90 lines. Prose and scripts must not exceed 2500 words.

2) Each piece must be the original work of the submittant. Pieces that have been published elsewhere cannot be submitted to InkSpeak, nor can pieces that may yet appear in other publications.

3) All submittants will be informed at the conclusion of their submittal deadline whether their pieces have been accepted for that issue. Submittants may be contacted regarding the editorial process as well.

4) Submittants are not required to make editorial changes when requested but refusal may change acceptance status.


How to submit:

You may submit by hand to the current Editor-in-Chief, by email, or by drop box (we prefer email). The dropbox is located within the mailboxes on the third floor of Fairhaven.




If submitting by email, please write “SUBMISSION” in the subject line. Attach a cover letter and the pieces (in one document, please). Your name should appear only on the cover letter, and the title of each piece should be clear.


Send to If submitting by hand or dropbox all submissions must include a cover letter. Submissions must be on separate sheets of paper, the titles should be clear, and the submittant’s name should only be found on the cover letter. Please staple your pieces together to ensure we get everything in the right place. If you submit by dropbox or hand, upon acceptance we will request a digital copy. If submitting art, photography, music or film, the work must be on discs or emailed to


For more information, please email


Inkspeak Submission Guidelines


Faculty Advisor: Mary Cornish


Inkspeak Journals

Inkspeak 2010 | Inkspeak Online (includes audio/video)

Inkspeak 2009 Online for the WWU community! (This version is only accessible on-campus)

Inkspeak 2007


Inkspeak Online 2010 image of photo gallery

Inkspeak Online

Inkspeak is now publishing music, photography, video, and more on it's new online platform built by students Jenny Peterson and Nick Mikula.

Visit the site >


Fairhaven Free Press Cover, Fall 2010

The most recent Fairhaven Free Press in full color! On-line at: