CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 6th Annual Writers Read Celebration

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Date/Time: November 3, 2023 - February 2, 2024 - All Day

Call for Submissions: Opens November 3

Attention writers of all ages – this year’s Writers Read theme is, “Beach Noir.” Writers chosen to read at the Celebration can read in-person or on Zoom. You don’t have to live locally to participate.

Noir detective fiction often takes place in a dark or foreboding setting, though the tone and descriptions can be unconventional or playful. Other elements may include flashes of humor, flawed underdog characters, or a crime scene. We hope you have fun with the genre!

RULES: All written formats will be accepted (essay, story, poetry, haiku, etc.). Writers may submit up to three entries, 600-word maximum per entry. A group of volunteer judges will select 10 to 12 works to be read by their authors during the Writers Read Celebration March 22, 2024. Submissions will be accepted by email (preferred) or mail. Submissions should be in Word format. Include a separate cover letter with your name, email and phone number – please no contact information on the entry document. The deadline for submissions is February 2, 2024.

SEND TO: Cannon Beach Library/ Attn: Writers Read Submission/ PO Box 486 Cannon Beach, OR 97110

The NW Authors Series Committee sponsors monthly author presentations and other events at the Cannon Beach Library. This is the sixth year of the Writers Read Celebration. Previous themes were: “Life on the North Coast,” “The View from the North Coast,” “Pandemic” and “Recovery?” and “What Would Hemingway Say?”  Writers Read Celebrations on Zoom from past years were recorded and are available for viewing.

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