The Hoffman Center for the Arts, based in Manzanita, Oregon, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts, culture, and education. The HCA supports two projects dedicated to the work of writers and artists on the north Oregon Coast. 

We are excited to announce our January Poetry Contest! The first 50 North Coast poets to submit during January 2019 will compete for a $100 prize. The winning poem will be featured in the 2019 issue of the North Coast Squid. Click here for more details. Please follow instructions carefully when submitting.

The North Coast Squid is a literary magazine showcasing work of writers and artists who live in our community or have a strong connection to the area.  The 2018 issue is now available in bookstores and coffee shops on the North Oregon Coast. Submissions for the 2019 issue will be accepted during the month of June 2019. 

Word & Image pairs 12 writers and 12 artists for a collaborative project that results in an exhibition and a book of linked artwork and writing. Word & Image will be on haitus for 2019. Participants for the 2020 project will be selected by teams of past contributors. 

Ends on January 31, 2019$7.00

We will only accept submissions from writers who indicate a clear connection to the North Oregon Coast in their biographical statements, and we will not accept work that has been previously published.

The contest will close once we receive 50 submissions, and subsequent submissions will not be accepted.

Maximum poem length is 30 lines. 

Submissions must be a Word document, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins.

You may submit up to three poems, but they must be in ONE FILE with page breaks separating the pieces. Any poems submitted as a separate document will be disqualified.

Please use the title of the first poem as the name of the file that you upload. Do not include your name and contact information in the document or file name. Judges read submissions blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work, not the person. 

Hoffman Center for the Arts