Poetry Contest

Submissions are currently closed, but will open in January 2020.

The Manzanita Writers’ Series is sponsoring a Poetry Contest in January 2019

 Here’s your chance to see your poem in print 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, so don’t wait till the last minute! The submission window runs from January 1 to January 31, 2019. All submissions will be anonymously judged by Lana Ayers. The winner will be notified in March.

There is a $7 entry fee to enter the contest. All submissions must be made online. Please follow the specific guidelines.

Lana Ayers, MFA, (pictured) has been publishing the Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series since 2001. In 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.

The winning poem and poet will be featured in the Hoffman Center Newsletter in April, as well as in the next issue of North Coast Squid (November) with a full-page spread including the poem, author photo, and an interview-based profile.

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected].

Check out these other opportunities to submit your work on the North Oregon Coast:

RAIN Magazine at Clatsop Community College is currently accepting submissions through February 1, 2019 for the 2019 edition.

The Cannon Beach Library is sponsoring Writers Read.  Describe life on the North Oregon Coast and you might be selected to read your work at a March 1st Event.  Deadline January 18, 2019.

The Seaside Public Library is calling for short stories on the theme of books and libraries a selection of which will be collected in an anthology. Deadline is February 1st.