Text Box: Eureka Campus

Poets & Writers
Faculty Contact: David Holper at 476-4370 or david-holper@redwoods.edu
Each semester, the Eureka campus presents a showcase of original writing by students, faculty, staff, and community members. This district-wide celebration of fine prose and poetry is held in Humanities 110 on the main campus. The spring 2016 submissions are currently open and will extend until noon, March 23, 2016.  The reading of the accepted work will be presented on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Humanities 110.

Among those whose work is accepted, the first place poem and the first place story will receive prizes of $25 gift certificates (the poetry prize is generously sponsored by Northtown Books of Arcata; the prose prize is sponsored by Booklegger Books of Eureka).  

In addition, writers whose work is accepted are eligible for the Hobson Award, which is a $100 award given to the best entry in any genre that builds bridges between species, religions, cultures, ages, or genders, as determined by the judges.  These prizes are for both campus and community members, though not for faculty or staff of College of the Redwoods. 

This contest is for Humboldt County writers only.  You may submit up to four unpublished pieces (poetry, prose, or a combination of the two).  However, out of that four, no more than two prose pieces.  Also, if you’re submitting prose, the page limit is four pages double-spaced (12 pt. type).  Poems, however, may be single spaced if they’re under two pages.  We only accept electronic submissions.

To submit your fiction or prose to Poets & Writers, please save the work .doc or docx (Microsoft Word document) and attach it to your email.  Make sure that the first page of your document contains your name, address, daytime telephone, City/State/Zip, and title(s) of the piece(s) you're submitting.   Also indicate whether you're a student, faculty staff member, or community member.  Send the email to submission to 
The Kerf
College of the Redwoods
883 West Washington Blvd.
Crescent City, CA 95531
Faculty Contact: Ken Letko or call (707) 465-2360
The Kerf is a nationally circulated poetry magazine published each May by College of the Redwoods. The editors are especially interested in themes related to humanity and/or environmental consciousness but are open to diverse subjects. Submit typed manuscripts of up to seven pages between January 15 and March 31 annually. Include a brief biography and SASE. Payment is a copy. The Kerf does not accept electronic submissions. Past contributors include: Kazim Ali, John Bradley, Gay Brewer, Nancy Cherry, Philip Dacey, Ruth Daigon, Meg Files, Ray Gonzalez, James Grabill, Sara Jameson, George Keithley, Jeff Knorr, Herbert Woodward Martin, Simon Perchik, Michael Karl Ritchie, Nicholas Samaras, Floyd Skloot, Laurel Speer, Ann Struthers, Susan Thomas, Pamela Uschuk, George Venn, Matt Welter, Bill Witherup, Terry Wright, Jianqing Zheng, and many others.
Todd Point Review
College of the Redwoods
1211 Del Mar Drive
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Faculty Contact: Suzanne Byerley or call (707) 962-2600 (ext. 2167)
Todd Point Review is edited by students in English 70 and published each May. Editors are interested in submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, black and white photos and line art. Submissions from students at all three campuses of College of the Redwoods will be considered between January and March each year. Please include SASE along with a submission of 3 to 5 poems or up to 10 pages of prose.