Cannon Beach Library

4th Annual Writers Read Celebration: Call for Submissions

4th Annual Writers Read Celebration
The NW Authors Series is sponsoring the fourth annual Writers Read Celebration!

Recovery manifests itself in myriad ways. The Cannon Beach Library’s NW Authors Series Committee invites local writers to consider what “recovery” means to them and to submit their works for the fourth annual Writers Read Celebration.

All writers of all ages can participate in developing this year’s theme, “Recovery?”.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 24.

A panel of volunteer judges will select 10 to 12 works to be read by their authors during the celebration, held via Zoom, on March 5.

This year’s theme, “Recovery?” looks at the many meanings of recovery. Writers may approach the theme from any angle, and they may even ask if what appears to be “recovery” really is what they imagined.

All written formats will be considered (essay, story, poetry, prose, etc.) Authors are limited to three entries with a 600-word maximum per entry.

Submissions will be accepted by email ( or by mail (P.O. Box 486 Cannon Beach, OR 97110), though email is preferred.

Submissions should be in Word or PDF format and include a cover letter with the writer’s name, email and phone number. Please do not include the author’s name or contact information on the entry document so authors remain anonymous during the judging process.

The NW Authors Series Committee sponsors monthly author presentations and other events at the Cannon Beach Library. This is the fourth year of the Writers Read Celebration. Previous themes were: “Life on the North Coast,”  “The View from the North Coast” and “Pandemic.” Last year’s Writers Read Celebration on Zoom is available for viewing on Cannon Beach Library’s website or on its  Facebook page.

4th Annual Writers Read Flyer


PO Box 486
131 N. Hemlock
Cannon Beach, OR 97110-0486


Mon 12 noon - 4pm
Tues Closed
Wed 12 noon - 4pm
Thurs Closed
Fri 12 noon - 4pm
Sat 12 noon - 4pm
Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years