North Coast Squid

The North Coast Squid, a Journal of Local Writing, was first published in 2012 in collaboration with the North Coast Citizen and is now published by the Manzanita Writers’ Series program of the Hoffman Center.  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, narrative nonfiction (including memoir), and a young writers category for people under age 18. Submissions are judged by outside judges, authors outside the coastal area. Watch the Hoffman Blog and local announcements for submission deadlines and details.  The submission period for the sixth edition is open through October 31, 2017. It will be published in March 2018.

Artists are invited to submit work, both for the black and white interior pages and the color cover. The Squid’s editorial team selects from among those submissions.

The North Coast Squid has no advertising and is funded with sponsorships, donations, and a portion of the cover price.  If you would like to donate, please contact us at 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 and the Roost in Nehalem, Lucy’s Books in Astoria, and Beach Books in Seaside. Net proceeds from the $7 cover price go towards future issues of the North Coast Squid.