The Manzanita Writers’ Series is sponsoring a poetry contest in January. Here’s your chance to see your poem in print and win a $100 cash prize.

Submit poems of 30 lines or less on any subject. Up to three poems will be accepted in a single submission document.

Each submitter must state a clear connection to the North Coast in the biographical statement that accompanies the submission.

The contest will be limited to the first 50 poets who submit. The submission window runs from Tuesday, Jan. 1, to Thursday, Jan. 31. All submissions will be anonymously judged by Lana Ayers. The winner will be notified in March.

There is a $7 fee to enter the contest. All submissions must be made online at Please follow the specific guidelines.

The winning poem and poet will be featured in the Hoffman Center Newsletter in April, as well as in the next issue of North Coast Squid (November) with a full-page spread including the poem, author photo and an interview-based profile.

Ayers, creator MoonPath Press, has authored nine collections of poetry and recently released her first novel.

The Manzanita Writers’ Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave. More information is available at, or contact Kathie Hightower:

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