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North Coast Squid: Writers, ready your submissions!

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry accepted in September and October

Published on August 10, 2017 12:01AM

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MANZANITA — Submissions for the sixth North Coast Squid literary magazine will be accepted Friday, Sept. 1, through Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Fiction, nonfiction (including memoir) and poetry will be accepted. There is also a young writers category (ages 18 and under).

All submissions are selected in a blind judging by authors and poets outside the coastal area. Submissions of art, photos and photos of sculptures will also be solicited for cover art and inside art. A committee will chose the final art.

The North Coast Squid, a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and the Manzanita Writers Series, showcases the work of writers and artists who live on the North Oregon Coast or have a strong connection to the area. The next issue will be published in April 2018.

Writers are invited to submit one piece per prose (fiction and nonfiction) category and three pieces for the poetry category. Word length for fiction and narrative nonfiction (including memoir) is 1,500 words each. All work must be unpublished.

All work must be submitted electronically via the ‘submit’ button on the North Coast Squid page of the hoffmanblog.org (hoffmanblog.org/north-coast-squid) and must arrive by midnight Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Andrea Hollander will judge poetry. She is author of four full-length award-winning poetry collections and has been awarded many fellowships.

Diana Abu-Jaber, who will judge nonfiction, is author of six award-winning books, her latest being “Life Without a Recipe.”

Arthur Bradford will judge fiction. He is an O Henry Award-winning writer with four books. The latest is a collection of short stories, “Turtle Face and Beyond.”

April Henry will judge young writers’ work. She is a New York Times-bestselling author of 21 mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults.

The Manzanita Writer’s Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing arts, education and culture to the community.



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