The fifth North Coast Squid literary magazine, which showcases work of writers and artists who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area, will be published in October 2016.
Submissions will be accepted from March 1 through May 31, 2016. Submissions are accepted for fiction, nonfiction (to include memoir), and poetry. We also have a Young Writers category. All submissions are selected in a blind judging by authors/poets outside the coastal area. Submissions of art, photos and photos of sculptures will also be solicited for cover art and inside art.
Judith Barrington will judge poetry. She is the award-winning author of four poetry collections, two poetry chapbooks, a prizewinning memoir, and a text on writing literary memoir.
Brian Benson will judge nonfiction. He is author of Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America and teaches writing at the Attic in Portland.
Cari Luna will judge fiction. The Oregonian named Luna’s novel, The Revolution of Every Day, a Top 10 Northwest Book of 2013. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Jacobin, PANK, Avery Anthology, failbetter, Novembre Magazine, and elsewhere.
For more information about the judges click here.
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 All work must be previously unpublished.
Our Young Writer category accepts submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young writers age 18 and under. The three best submissions, regardless of category, are selected by the editors of Tattoo Magazine, a national award-winning high school literary and art publication based in Shoreline, WA.
Complete guidelines on format are here.