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 Manzanita Writers’ Series. 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 7th edition of the Squid was released in November 2019.  Copies can be purchased at the Hoffman.  Or, see below for other locations.

The submission period for the next edition of the Squid will is slated for mid-year 2021. Review our submission guidelines and details below and then check back later for specific submission dates.

Submission Guidelines:


Writers must live on or have a strong connection to the north Oregon coast

Who may submit

Young and adult writers are encouraged to submit works. Submissions must be in the following categories:

  • Fiction (up to 1,500 words)
  • Poetry
  • Narrative fiction (including memoir) (up to 1,500 words)


Pieces to be included will be selected by published authors outside the coastal area


Who Can Submit?

Artists must live on or have a strong connection to the north Oregon coast.

What Types of Art Are Accepted?

Artists may submit up to three electronic images (.jpg or .jpeg, minimum 300 dpi resolution) in photography, photographs of 3-D work, or images of any 2-dimensional medium.  While some images will be printed in color, the editorial team reserves the right to publish some in black and white.


Artwork for the cover and the inside of the journal will be selected by The Squid editorial staff.

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 Gallery
Seaside: Beach Books
Astoria: Lucy’s Books
Pacific City: The Rowboat Gallery

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