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. 

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 March 2018 issue will be accepted September 1 - October 31, 2017, according to these guidelines.

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. Participants for the 2018 project will be selected by teams of past contributors. The submission window is March 1 - April 7, 2018.


Ends on October 31, 2017
Young Writers (18 years and under) are invited to submit up to three poems.  Poetry should be in 12 pt font, single spaced, and page numbered if a poem goes beyond one page.  If formatting is critical to the poetry submission, please send a pdf file to preserve that.  If you have more than one submission (you may have up to three), send them all in one file, with the title at the top of each one and a page break after each poem. These are blind submissions, so do not put the writer’s name anywhere in the document file, including the file name.
Ends on October 31, 2017
Young Writers (18 years and under), are invited to submit one fiction piece up to 1,500 words in length.  All work must be previously unpublished.

Pieces must be in Word or in a .txt file, page numbered, double spaced, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins. Use the title as the file name.  Do not include your name and contact information in the document or file name.  Judges read these blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work.  

The editorial team takes no responsibility for correcting spelling or grammar, so please proof your work before submission.  Too many errors may disqualify the piece.

Ends on October 31, 2017

Young Writers (18 years and under) are invited to submit one nonfiction piece up to 1,500 words in length.  All work must be previously unpublished.

Prose pieces must be in Word or a .txt file, page numbered, double spaced, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins.  Use the title as the file name.  Do not include your name and contact information in the document or the file name.  Judges read these blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work.  The editorial team takes no responsibility for correcting spelling or grammar, so please proof your work before submission.  Too many errors may disqualify the piece.

 

Ends on October 31, 2017

Poetry should be in 12 pt font, single spaced, and page numbered if a poem goes beyond one page.  If formatting is critical to the poetry submission, please send a pdf file to preserve that. If you have more than one submission (you may have up to three), send them all in one file, with the title at the top of each one and a page break after each poem. Please name the file with the title of the first poem in the document. These are blind submissions, so do not put the writer’s name anywhere in the document file, including the file name.

Ends on October 31, 2017

Writers are invited to submit one fiction piece up to 1,500 words in length.  All work must be previously unpublished.

Pieces must be in Word or in a .txt file, page numbered, double spaced, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins.  Use the title as the file name.  Do not include your name and contact information in the document or the file name.  Judges read these blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work.  

The editorial team takes no responsibility for correcting spelling or grammar, so please proof your work before submission.  Too many errors may disqualify the piece.

 

Ends on October 31, 2017

Writers are invited to submit one nonfiction piece up to 1,500 words in length.  All work must be previously unpublished.

Prose pieces must be in Word or a .txt file, page numbered, double spaced, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins.  Use the title as the file name.  Do not include your name and contact information in the document or the file name.  Judges read these blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work.  The editorial team takes no responsibility for correcting spelling or grammar, so please proof your work before submission.  Too many errors may disqualify the piece.

 

Ends on October 31, 2017

Photographs should be in jpg format, with at least 300 dpi in resolution; line drawings should be scanned at 300 dpi resolution.  Most art within the publication will be black and white — artists should convert them to black and white, or the North Coast Squid can do that if necessary.

Artists submitting work specifically intended to be the "cover" design should also send a separate email to northcoastsquid@gmail.com to indicate interest.

Ends on October 31, 2017

Color pieces can only be printed on two pages of the magazine, so artists are encouraged to submit black and white art as well. The editorial team may choose to convert a color submission to black and white, unless expressly prohibited by the artist.

Artists submitting work specifically intended to be the "cover" design should make sure it is a vertical image, and also send a separate email to northcoastsquid@gmail.com to indicate interest.

Please submit in .jpg format at 300 dpi to ensure the best resolution. Up to three images for each artist will be accepted, but submit each in a separate file.