Think “Scarlet,” Then Write About It

Submit your work to Community Writes:  Scarlet

Community Writes kicks off 2023 with a call for submissions on the theme “Scarlet.” Use your imagination. Do your thoughts run to a show-stopping shade of red? A fevered love affair? The Scarlet Letter, perhaps? Scarlet Fever?

From now through March, send your fiction, essay, memoir or poetry about Scarlet. No more than 800 words please — and include an image if possible. Visit the writing program page for more information and to submit.

Community Writes accepts contributions from writers with ties to the north Oregon Coast and is open to everyone – whether you are a published writer or not. Submissions will be published on a rolling basis on the Hoffman Center website. There is a $5 fee per submission.

The theme “Scarlet” will also be featured at an Open Mic event on Friday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m., held in association with the Hoffman Gallery’s January 2023 Community Art Show, which is focused on “Scarlet.” Readers at the open mic are limited to five minutes.  No need to submit your work in advance. Just email Laura Bailey at [email protected] to sign up in advance.

Then, on Saturday, Mar. 18, at 4 p.m., last year’s Community Writes contributors will have an opportunity to read their work. Mark your calendar and plan to hear touching pieces from your friends and neighbors. Click  here to see 2022 submissions. Click here for more information and to register for the free event.