Calling all writers, artists and photographers: Here’s your chance to have your work published in a new literary magazine, The North Coast Squid
The Manzanita Writer’s Series coordinators are happy to announce a new collaboration with the North Coast Citizen.
The North Coast Squid will be 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 first magazine will publish in February 2012 in time for the February Manzanita Writer’s Series event.
“After three and half years of open mic readings, it’s clear there are many talented writers in the north coast community,” says Kathie Hightower. “We want to showcase that talent in print form as well.”
“We are thrilled that the North Coast Citizen approached us to do this,” adds Vera Wildauer. “One goal with the series was to connect and expand the writing community here at the coast. This publication adds to that.”
“Let’s list a few similarities between squids and north coast writers,” says Hightower, “The most obvious is of course ink, but also the squid has a pen, ‘a feather-shaped internal structure,’ and the last few years have seen large migrations of squid up here from California, a bit like the migration of writers. There’s more…we’ll include that in the intro to the publication.”
Writing will be selected by outside judges. Bestselling novelist and writing teacher Jennie Shortridge will judge the prose entries and Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen will judge the poetry.
Writing will be accepted in five categories: poetry, fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir and flash fiction.
“We’re also looking for art and photography submissions to accompany literary content for this new publication,” adds Wildauer. Art categories include black and white photos and line drawings, and one full color art piece will be selected for the cover. Art and photos will be selected by the North Coast Squid’s editorial team.
Submissions for consideration are due in November 30, 2011. Writers can submit one piece in each prose category, three pieces for poetry category. Artists may submit three images each for the color cover art, black and white photos or line drawings (scanned and in jpg form.)
Full Submission Rules:
Writers are invited to submit one piece per prose category, and three pieces for the poetry category.
Word length for fiction, narrative non-fiction, and memoir is 1,500 words; 200 words for flash fiction.
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. These are blind submissions, so do not put the author’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.
Submissions should be sent via email to email@example.com, with Submission in the subject line. In the body of the email state the piece title, the category, and a brief bio in the email, 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 will be published in early January.