The North Coast Squid

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Eighth Edition of the North Coast Squid

The North Coast Squid, A Journal of Local Writing, was first published in 2012 in collaboration with The North Coast Citizen and is now published by the Hoffman Writing Program. This literary magazine offers local writers and artists—as well as those who have a strong connection to the north Oregon coast—a way to share their work in print.

The 8th edition of the Squid will release October 2nd, 2021.  Copies can be purchased online here, at the Hoffman Gallery, or see below for other locations.

Where Can I Buy The North Coast Squid?

If you’re looking for inspiration and examples, the North Coast Squid can typically be found at select local and regional bookstore and merchant partners. It’s also available on our web site.  But get your copies early, as they do sell out. Net proceeds from the cover price go toward the cost of producing future editions.

Manzanita: Cloud & Leaf Bookstore, Manzanita News & Espresso, Wild Grocery
Wheeler: The Roost
Garibaldi: Maritime Museum
Tillamook: Tillamook Country Pioneer Museum
Cannon Beach: Cannon Beach Book Company, Cannon Beach Art Gallery
Seaside: Beach Books
Astoria: Lucy’s Books

Submission Guidelines

The submission period for the next edition of the Squid will be open in Spring of 2023. Review our submission guidelines and details below and then check back later for specific submission dates.

WRITERS

Poetry:

·       Up to three poems of no more than 90 lines (including stanza breaks) may be uploaded in a submission.

·       All work must be previously unpublished.

·       Each uploaded file name should be the title of the poem, without the author’s name.

·       These are “blind” submissions, so the writer’s name cannot appear anywhere in the document or file name.

·       Format: 12 pt font, single spaced, Word document. (If formatting is critical to the poetry submission, please send a pdf file to preserve that; however, we cannot accommodate requests for type style/size or additional spaces between lines.)

·       The biographical statement must be under 50 words and clearly indicate the author’s connection to the North Oregon Coast (the coastal communities and lands between Astoria and Lincoln City, Oregon).

 

Fiction and Nonfiction:

·       Writers are invited to submit one fiction and/or one nonfiction piece, up to 1,500 words in length. All work must be previously unpublished.

·       Format: Word or .txt file, page numbered, double spaced, 12 pt font, one inch margins.

·       Use the title as the file name. Do not include your name and contact information anywhere in the document or the file name in order to guarantee a “blind” submission for the judge.

·       The editorial team takes no responsibility for correcting spelling or grammar, so please proof your work before submission. Too many errors may disqualify the piece.

·       The biographical statement must be under 50 words and clearly indicate the author’s connection to the North Oregon Coast (the coastal communities and lands between Astoria and Lincoln City, Oregon).

ARTISTS

·       Up to three pieces of art may be submitted with this form.

·       Photographs and scanned art should be in jpg format. To ensure high-resolution publishable images, the file size should be at least 1MB (and 3MB if you want the piece to be considered for the cover).

·       There is a box in the submission form to indicate if you would like one of your pieces to be considered for the cover.

·       Due to printing costs, only a small number of color pieces can be accepted. Color images with a “vertical” orientation may be considered for the cover of the magazine. Most art within the publication will be black and white — artists are encouraged to convert images to black and white. The editorial team may choose to convert a color submission to black and white, unless expressly prohibited by the artist.

·       The biographical statement must be under 50 words and clearly indicate the author’s connection to the North Oregon Coast (the coastal communities and lands between Astoria and Lincoln City, Oregon).

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