Neahkahnie Mountain Poetry Prize

Here’s your chance to see your poem in print along with winning a $100 cash prize.

The winning poem and poet will be featured in the Hoffman Center Website and Newsletter in April and in print in the North Coast Squid literary journal, October 2021.

You may submit up to three poems of 30 lines or less, on any subject.

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. The submission window runs from January 1 to 31. The winner will be notified in March.

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

Lana Hechtman Ayers

Contest judge Lana Ayers, MFA, 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.




“Neahkahnie Dreamy” photo by Linda Cook