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23 January 2018

College of the Redwoods literary magazine accepting submissions

The Seven Gill Shark Review, College of the Redwoods' literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions of original poetry and fiction from community members, as well as CR staff, faculty, and students.   The submission period is currently open and will be until noon on March 21, 2018. 

Submissions must be submitted electronically.  They must be typed and may consist of up to four pieces of work.  Short stories or essays are limited to four pages double-spaced, and you may submit up to two short stories or essays. Entries should be emailed to (For details on how to do this, go to: 

Among those whose work is accepted, the first place poem and the first place story will receive prizes of $100 (sponsored through the CR Foundation). Second place winners will receive $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, all writers whose work is accepted are eligible to be considered for the Hobson Award, which is a $250 award given to the best entry in any genre that builds bridges between species, religions, cultures, ages, or genders (jointly sponsored by both the CR Foundation and an anonymous donor).  These prizes are for both campus and community members, though not for faculty or staff of College of the Redwoods. 

All authors whose work is accepted will be invited to read at the college-wide celebration on the CR Eureka campus on Friday, April 20 at 7pm in Humanities 110. 

For more information, call Professor David Holper at (707) 476-4370 or see their website.