Two Opportunities to “INK the Squid

Starts:Monday, June 03, 2013  9:00 AMEnds:Saturday, August 31, 2013  5:00 PM
Cost:

Free

Event Description:

 

The Manzanita Writer’s Series coordinators are excited to offer a new opportunity for writers and artists to see their works published in a literary magazine.

We will publish the next North Coast Squid literary magazine in a new magazine format, due out December 2013 with a kickoff celebration event in early December.

The new Squid will need “ink,” both in submissions and in donations to cover the cost that is not yet supported by a grant from the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition and by Squid sales.

Watch for details on fundraising as Ink, the Squid, himself (or is it herself? Who knows?) shows up around town to raise awareness of the fundraising campaign. You can help support local writers and artists with any size donation to help us reach our $2000 goal.

The North Coast Squid showcases work of writers and artists who live on the north coast or have a strong connection to the area.

Writing will be accepted in three categories: poetry, fiction, narrative non-fiction (which includes memoir).

Submissions will be judged by literary judges from outside the local area.

“We’re also looking for art and photography submissions to accompany literary content for the publication,” says cofounder Vera Wildauer. Art categories include black and white photos and line drawings. Art and photos will be selected by the North Coast Squid’s editorial team.

Submissions for consideration are due August 31, 2013. Writers can submit one piece in each prose category, three pieces for the poetry category. Artists may submit three images each of black and white photos and/or three line drawings (scanned and in jpg form.) For the full submission guidelines go to hoffmanblog.org <http://hoffmanblog.org> and click on Squid in the Blog Categories list.

Writers and artists can find copies of the current Squid available for sale in these coastal retail outlets: Cloud & Leaf Bookstore and Manzanita News and Espresso in Manzanita, Beach Books in Seaside, Jupiter Books in Cannon Beach, Lucy’s Books and the Clatsop Community College bookstore in Astoria. Fifty percent of the $2 cover price goes to the Hoffman Center to help fund future issues of the North Coast Squid.

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