Calling all writers, artists and photographers: Here’s your chance to have your work published in The North Coast Squid.
The North Coast Squid is an annual literary magazine to showcase work of writers and artists who live on the north coast or have a strong connection to the area. The next issue will publish in February 2013 in time for the February Manzanita Writer’s Series event.
Full Submission Rules: Writers are invited to submit one piece per prose category, and three pieces for the poetry category by November 30, 2012. Word length for fiction and non-fiction (including memoir), is 1,500 words. All work must be previously unpublished. Prose pieces must be in Word, page numbered, double spaced, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins, with the title on each page (lower right hand corner.) Poetry should be in 12 pt font and can be single spaced, page numbered, if they go beyond one page. If formatting is critical to the poetry submission, please send a pdf file to preserve that. These are blind submissions, so do not put the writer’s name on the piece itself.
Photographs should be in jpg format, with at least 300 dpi in resolution; line drawings should be scanned at 300 dpi resolution.
Art within the publication will be black and white — artists can convert them to black and white, or the North Coast Citizen can do that.
Cover Art submissions should be in color, either paintings or photographs, and have the same resolution and jpg format. In addition, the images should represent the North Coast area in some way. Up to three images for each artist will be accepted. Submissions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Submission in the subject line. In the body of the email state the piece title, the category (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, inside art, cover art), and a brief bio, which includes the author/artist’s connection to the north coast area. Attach an author/artist picture in jpg format.
You will be notified whether your piece(s) will be published just before the publication date in mid-February.