Seven Gill Shark Review

Submit your Fiction or Prose (will be updated for the 2021-2022 academic year)

Each semester, College of the Redwoods accepts original writing by students, faculty, staff, and community members for the annual literary magazine, The Seven-Gill Shark. The spring 2022 submissions are currently open. Non-fiction, fiction and poetry may be submitted until March 11, 2022, 11:59pm.

All entries will be considered for first place prizes. Eureka Books and Tin Can Mailman have kindly offered their support and $35 gift certificates for first prize writing will be given for fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

This contest is for Humboldt County writers only, and you must be at least 14 years old to submit. You may submit up to three unpublished pieces (poetry, prose, or creative nonfiction).

Submissions must be made as an attachment with full name and contact info on first page, and last name and page number on subsequent pages. 

       Non-fiction: Up to 2,500 words, double spaced 

       Fiction: Up to 2,000 words, double spaced 

       Poems: 1-4, up to three pages in length, in the format the author wishes the poem(s) to appear 

When submitting, indicate whether you're a student, faculty staff member, or community member.  Send the email to submission to

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