Whidbey Writes is a collaboration between the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and Whidbey Life Magazine. Its purpose is to encourage writers with a Whidbey connection to submit short fiction and poetry for publication in the online and print versions of Whidbey Life Magazine. The program is an outgrowth of the Whidbey Island Writers Association's annual "Spirit of Writing Contest," which was founded by Dorothy (Dot) Read in 2000.
Writers can submit their work for consideration anytime. An editorial board will review submissions quarterly and pass the best work on to Whidbey Life for publication online.
Whidbey Life will monitor how many views and comments each submission that it publishes online receives. The poem or short story with the most views and comments will be published in the annual print edition of Whidbey Life Magazine. The author of this piece will receive a free one-year membership to the Whidbey Island Writers Association (a $50 value) as well as five free copies of the printed magazine (a $25 value).
Once a year, a reading that celebrates all the writers whose short fiction or poetry was published in Whidbey Life will take place at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts.
For submission guidelines, or to submit your work for review, click here.