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Virtual Reading for Writing Together, Rising Together, part of Peoples' Perspectives: Covid-19 in Whatcom County

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Thu, 09/10/2020 - 6:30pm
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Please note that the call for submissions has ended. 

The Chuckanut Writers Conference, produced by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, invites submissions of poetry and creative nonfiction as part of Peoples' Perspectives: Covid-19 in Whatcom County.

Peoples’ Perspectives: COVID-19 in Whatcom County is a county-wide, multimedia initiative to capture and archive our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual reading is the conference’s contribution to this project.


*Please note that registration to attend is NOT a reservation to read. Readers will be selected by August 31.

Call for Submissions:

The Chuckanut Writers Conference invites submissions of poetry or creative nonfiction for a virtual reading of creative work that responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual reading is scheduled to take place the evening of Thursday, September 10 at 6:30. We will accept submissions until July 31, 2020. We are open to submissions from writers who reside in Whatcom County. Creative work may explore any aspect of the coronavirus pandemic. We also invite submissions from young writers and will include in the reading elementary students, as well as junior high and high school students.

We expect to make selections by August 31, 2020.

You may submit your work by emailing a Word document or PDF to In addition to the Peoples’ Perspectives permission form which can be found below, please include a short cover letter with biography.

You may submit one to five poems of any form and length. Please submit multiple poems in a single document, and use page breaks or titles to indicate where one poem ends and the next begins. Total page count should not exceed 10 pages.

Creative Nonfiction
Please submit a short essay or memoir with a maximum word count of 400 words. We will accept all forms of creative nonfiction, including lyric essays, hermit crab essays, flash nonfiction, graphic memoir, and hybrid genres.