January 2020 Poetry Contest

Here’s your chance to see your poem published on the Hoffman web site, along with winning a $100 cash prize.

Submit poems of 30 lines or less, on any subject. Up to three poems will be accepted in a single submission document.

Each submitter must state a clear connection to the North Oregon Coast in the biographical statement that accompanies the submission.

The contest will be limited to the first 50 poets who submit during January 2020. Once we have 50 submissions, the contest will close. The winner will be notified in March.

There will be a $7 non-refundable fee to enter the contest. All submissions must be made online using the link below. Please follow the specific guidelines.

The contest will be judged by Lana Ayers, MFA, who has been publishing the Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series since 2001. In

Lana Ayers will be judging the contest.

2010, she created MoonPath Press to publish poetry collections by Pacific Northwest poets. She has authored nine collections of poetry and recently released her first novel.

In addition to the cash prize, the winning poem and poet will be featured in the Hoffman Center Newsletter in April.

SUBMIT HERE to the 2020 Hoffman Center Poetry Contest.

Here’s the announcement of last year’s contest winner, Helena Fagan.  Read the winning poem in the latest North Coast Squid literary journal which can be purchased at the Hoffman Art Gallery, Cloud & Leaf Book Store, Manzanita News & Espresso, and Wild Grocery in Manzanita, the Roost in Wheeler, Cannon Beach Books and Cannon Beach Gallery, Beach Books in Seaside, and Lucy’s Books in Astoria.