New Prompts for Community Writes

We’re relishing the extra hours of daylight. The tulips and daffodils are in bloom. Everywhere, it seems, there is an abundance of green. So, let’s write about this season of renewal.

Community Writes, an online publication of the Hoffman Center for the Arts, is moving to a quarterly cadence, and is now accepting contributions on the topic of “Awakening” from writers with ties to the north Oregon Coast.

The program is open to all – whether you are a published writer or not – and contributions will be published on a rolling basis on the Hoffman Center website, Contributors also will be offered an opportunity to read their work at periodic open mic events. Fiction, nonfiction, essay, memoir and poetry are all accepted, and there is a $5 fee per submission.

Submissions should not exceed 800 words, and should include an image, if possible. The writing must be inspired by the prompt designated for each quarter, though the title does not need to include the prompt topic.

The prompts for the remainder of 2022 are:

Second quarter (May, June): Awakening

Third quarter (July, August, September) Vacation

Fourth quarter (October, November, December) Gratitude

More information about the program and how to participate is available here.