The deadline for submitting to SHARK REEF’s fall issue is June 30.
The online literary magazine (at sharkreef.org) was launched almost 10 years ago as a venue for serious local writers to get their work published. Anyone living in the islands or who has visited is eligible to submit. SHARK REEF’s spring edition — its 16th – went online in April.
Originally seen by its Lopez Island founders as a new millenium online zine from a rural grassroots community, SHARK REEF has, over the years, published the work of almost 100 writers and sixteen visual artists. Most of them live in the islands; some are visitors who, perhaps, wish they lived here.
SHARK REEF publishes two issues a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Submission deadlines are June 30 and December 31. The magazine considers solicited and unsolicited material, published previously or unpublished; fiction, non-fiction prose, poetry and dramatic writing. It also features artwork by visual artists in each issue. Go to sharkreef.org to find submission guidelines, current offerings and archived issues.
In the last year, nine writers whose work has appeared in SHARK REEF have been interviewed by editor Lorna Reese for her monthly Writers Read program on KLOI Radio. Many of these programs have been archived to KLOI’s website so interested listeners can listen on their computers or download to iPods at kloi.org.