North Coast Squid literary magazine submissions deadlines

Deadline for submissions to the second annual North Coast Squid literary magazine is November 30, 2012.
The North Coast Squid showcases work of writers and artists who live on the north coast or have a strong connection to the area.
The second magazine will publish in February 2013 in time for the February Manzanita Writer’s Series event.
Writing will be accepted in three categories: poetry, fiction, narrative non-fiction (which includes memoir).

Writing will be selected by outside judges. Erica Baumeister, author of The School of Essential Ingredients, and Joy for Beginners, will judge fiction entries. Matt Love, author of Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker, and Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel among others, will judge nonfiction. David Beispiel, poet, poetry columnist for the Oregonian, and founder of the Attic Institute in Portland, will judge poetry.
Submissions for consideration are due in November 30, 2012. Writers can submit one piece in each prose category, three pieces for poetry category. Artists may submit three images each for the color cover art, black and white photos or line drawings (scanned and in jpg form.) For the full submission guidelines go to > and click on Squid in the Blog Categories list.
Writers and artists can still find copies of the first Squid available for sale in many coastal retail outlets. 50% of the $2 cover price goes to the Hoffman Center to help with operational costs that provide programs like the Manzanita Writers’ Series.
The Manzanita Writer’s Series is a program of the Hoffman Center, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing arts, education and culture to the community. Information on all their programs is at

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