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.  The 2018 issue is now available in bookstores and coffee shops on the North Oregon Coast. Submissions for the 2019 issue will be accepted May 15 - June 30, 2019. Click here for submission details.

January Poetry Contest: The first 50 North Coast poets to submit during January 2020 will compete for a $100 prize. The winning poem will be featured in the next issue of the North Coast Squid

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. 

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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.

Please make sure your biographical statement is under 50 words and clearly indicates your connection to the North Oregon Coast.

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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  All work must be previously unpublished.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.

Please make sure your biographical statement is under 50 words and clearly indicates your connection to the North Oregon Coast.

 

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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.

Please make sure your biographical statement is under 50 words and clearly indicates your connection to the North Oregon Coast.

 

Art
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Up to three pieces of art may be submitted with this form.

Photographs should be in jpg format, with at least 300 dpi in resolution; line drawings should be scanned at 300 dpi resolution.  

Due to printing costs, only a small number of color pieces can be accepted. Color images with a "vertical" orientation may be considered for the cover of the magazine. Most art within the publication will be black and white — artists are encouraged to convert images to black and white. The editorial team may choose to convert a color submission to black and white, unless expressly prohibited by the artist.

Please make sure your biographical statement is under 50 words and clearly indicates your connection to the North Oregon Coast.

Hoffman Center for the Arts