Submission Guidelines

Word & Image Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadline Extended:  April 7, 2017

Full Submission Rules:

All work must be submitted electronically via the ‘submit’ button on the Word & Image page between March 1 and midnight on April 7, 2017.

Writing guidelines

Writers must submit three pieces for consideration. Maximum length for poetry is 30 lines, and the maximum length for prose is 250 words. (Yes, we know — this is not very many words!)  Our goal is to be able to pair the writing and art on the printed broadsides in a way that is readable and aesthetically pleasing. Excerpts from longer works are welcome. Previously published work is acceptable.

Submissions must be a Word document, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins.

Please submit all three entries in ONE FILE with page breaks separating the pieces.

Please use the title of the first piece as the file name. Do not include your name and contact information in the document or file name. Judges read submissions blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work, not the person. The editorial team takes no responsibility for correcting spelling or grammar, so please proof your work before submission. Too many errors may disqualify the piece.

In order to provide opportunities for new contributors, those who participated in both the 2015 and 2016 projects are not eligible to submit to this year’s project.

 

Art guidelines

Artists must submit digital representations of three separate pieces for consideration. These may be in any medium (including 3-dimensional) and may have been previously published or sold. Each must be submitted separately. Judges view submissions blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work, rather than the person.

To ensure high quality reproduction, photographs (and photographs of art) should be in jpg or jpeg format, with at least 300 dpi in resolution; line drawings should be scanned at 300 dpi resolution.  Higher resolution is even better.

In order to provide opportunities for new contributors, those who participated in both the 2015 and 2016 projects are not eligible to submit to this year’s project.
Judges will be looking for a wide variety of subject matter, not limited to beach themes.

 

Submission Process

All work must be submitted electronically via the ‘submit’ button on the Word & Image page of the hoffmanblog.org, March 1-April 7. The system will prompt for submission category and title, allow uploads, and ask for a bio no longer than 50 words, which must include the author/artist’s connection to the north Oregon coast area.

You will receive the following responses to your submissions: an automatic acknowledgement that your submission was received and another acknowledgement that your files are in good order or one describing corrections needed.

A final notification of your submission’s status will be sent by May 1.