Opportunity for Local Writers

Cannon Beach Library Seeks Submissions for
Writers Read Celebration
This year’s theme is ‘Recovery?’

Recovery manifests itself in myriad ways. The Cannon Beach Library’s NW Authors Series Committee invites local writers to consider what “recovery” means to them and to submit their works for the fourth annual Writers Read Celebration.

Writers of all ages can participate in developing this year’s theme, “Recovery?.”
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 24. A panel of volunteer judges will select 10 to 12 works to be read by their authors during the celebration, held via Zoom, on March 5.

This year’s theme “Recovery?” looks at the many meanings of recovery. Writers may approach the theme from any angle, and they may even ask if what appears to be “recovery” really is what they imagined.

All written formats will be considered (essay, story, poetry, prose, etc.) Authors are limited to three entries with a 600-word maximum per entry. Submissions will be accepted by email ([email protected]) or by mail (P.O. Box 486 Cannon Beach, OR 97110), though email is preferred.

Submissions should be in Word or PDF format and include a cover letter with the writer’s name, email and phone number. Please do not include the author’s name or contact information on the entry document so authors remain anonymous during the judging process.

The NW Authors Series Committee sponsors monthly author presentations and other events at the Cannon Beach Library. This is the fourth year of the Writers Read Celebration. Previous themes were: “Life on the North Coast,” “The View from the North Coast” and “Pandemic.” Last year’s Writers Read Celebration on Zoom is available for viewing on Cannon Beach Library’s website or on its
Facebook page.