The Hoffman Center for the Arts, based in Manzanita, Oregon, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts, culture, and education. The Hoffman Center sponsors projects for writers and artists with connections to the north Oregon Coast. 

Community Writes is an online quarterly publication of the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Writers with a connection to north Oregon coast communities are invited to share writing that focuses on a different topic each quarter. Contributions for the Winter 2021 Community Writes are accepted Dec. 1, 2020-January 2021.

Neahkahnie Mountain Poetry Prize: The first 50 North Coast poets to submit during January 2021 will compete for a $100 prize. 

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.  Submissions for the 2021 issue will be accepted May 2021.

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. Copies of the 2020 Word & Image Keepsake Book may be purchased at the Hoffman Gallery or online on the Hoffman Center website.

Ends on This opportunity will close after 50 submissions have been received.$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 in 12 pt font, with one inch margins, in .doc, .docx, or .txt file format.

You may upload up to three poems for consideration in your submission.

Please use the title of the poem as the name of each file that you upload. Do not include your name and contact information in any document or file name. The judge reads submissions "blindly" to ensure decisions are based on the work, not the person.

Submissions that do not meet these criteria will not be considered for the contest.

Hoffman Center for the Arts