Submissions are now open for the fifth edition of the North Coast Squid, a Journal of Local Writing. Click on the image to get to our submission site.
The literary magazine offers local writers and those who have a strong connection to the north Oregon coast a way to share their work in print.
We accept online submissions from writers with a connection to the north Oregon coast for fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction (including memoir). Submissions are judged by outside judges, authors outside the coastal area. Please read the detailed submission guidelines.
There are also categories in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young writers age 18 and under. The published pieces will be selected by the editors of Tattoo Magazine, a national award-winning high school literary and art publication based in Shoreline, WA. The magazine is advised by Andy Barker, a member of the North Coast Squid editorial team.
Artists are invited to submit work, both for the black and white interior pages and the color cover. The Squid’seditorial team selects from among those submissions. Be sure to read the guidelines for submitting images.
The North Coast Squid has no advertising and is funded with sponsorships, donations, and a portion of the cover price. Click here, if you would like to donate or simply send a check to Hoffman Center with “Squid” in the memo line, PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR, 97130.
Current issues of the North Coast Squid can be purchased at Cloud and Leaf Bookstore and Manzanita News and Espresso in Manzanita, the Beehive in Nehalem, Lucy’s Books in Astoria, Beach Books in Seaside, the Rowboat Gallery in Pacific City. Net proceeds from the $5 cover price go towards future issues of the North Coast Squid.