Submissions Requested: Writers Read Celebration


November 18, 2023 - February 2, 2024    
All Day

Event Type

Calling All Writers: ‘Beach Noir’ is Writers Read Theme
“It was a dark and stormy night….”
That may be one way to begin a story, but writers will undoubtedly find many other ways to start their submissions to the Cannon Beach Library’s Writers Read Celebration, with the theme, “Beach Noir.”
In its sixth year, Writers Read offers writers of all ages from everywhere the opportunity to write on a specific theme. All written formats will be considered (essay, story, poetry, haiku, script, etc.). The deadline for submissions is Feb. 2.
Noir fiction often takes place in a dark or foreboding setting, though the tone and descriptions can be unconventional and playful. Other elements may include flashes of humor, flawed underdog characters or a crime scene.
A panel of volunteers will select 10 to 12 works to be read by their authors during the celebration on March 22 in person at the library or via Zoom.
Authors are limited to three entries with a 600-word maximum per entry.
Submissions should be in Word format. Include a separate cover letter with the writer’s name, email and phone number. Please do not include the author’s name or contact information on the entry document so authors remain anonymous to the reading panel.
Email submissions to or mail them to P.O. Box 486 Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Email is preferred.
The NW Authors Series Committee sponsors monthly author presentations and other events at the Cannon Beach Library. A recording of last year’s Writers Read Celebration is available on the library’s website,…/recorded-presentations. It also appears on the library’s YouTube page.