Catamaran accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art. Themes we are especially interested in include nature and the environment, the arts and the artistic spirit, journey and freedom, and new ideas and creativity. Any setting is fine, but the West Coast is of particular interest.

By submitting your work to Catamaran, you grant us first serial rights, exclusive digital rights for 90 days from publication date, and the nonexclusive right to archive your work online for an indefinite period of time. As appropriate, we may also choose to nominate published work for awards or recognition, such as in The Best American anthologies, the Pushcart Prize, and others.The author retains all other rights.

Catamaran
is distributed nationwide to bookstores, including Barnes and Noble, and many independent bookstores. Catamaran seeks to provide a channel for you to share your creative work with the general public. We offer two complimentary contributor copies upon publication.

The submission fee includes a coupon for a $14 discount on our website store, which covers the cost of ordering the latest issue of the magazine, free of shipping charges. Your coupon code will be sent upon receipt of your submission. We hope you to enjoy your complimentary copy of our current issue!
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The Catamaran Poetry Prize encourages the submission of previously unpublished poetry manuscripts across a range of styles, themes, and forms. This contest is for a collection of poetry only. Manuscripts of fiction, creative nonfiction, or screenplays are ineligible.The prize is only open to West Coast poets living in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. All submissions should be written in English. 

A prize of $1,000 and publication in book form will be awarded to the poetry collection selected by the judge. 500 books will be printed in total. 

Submissions must be received between November 1, 2017 and March 15, 2017 in order to be considered for publication. No late submissions will be accepted.

Manuscripts must be typed, paginated, and between 60--100 pages in length. Poems in the collection must be the original work of the author and previously unpublished in a book length collection. Poems can be published previously in print magazines or online journals. Acknowledgments should be included for previously published work. Please ensure all included quotations are clearly attributed to the author.

Simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions are acceptable. Please send us an email at editor@catamaranliteraryreader.com and let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. 

The judge for 2018 is poet, playwright, and translator Zack Rogow. There is no pre-screening process; all manuscripts will go directly to the judge. Submissions will be read blind, so please remove your name from the title page and content of the manuscript itself.

Revisions are not allowed to the manuscript after it has been submitted to the contest. However, the winning poet will have time to revise the collection before publication. Catamaran reserves the right to get approval from the judge if revisions are significant.

If our staff encounters any difficulties in processing your submission we will contact you to obtain a correction. Minor errors in your submission (spelling, formatting, typographic errors) do not affect your chance of winning.

The 2018 winner will be announced to our Email list and on the Catamaran website in May 2018, and we expect to publish the winning collection in September 2018.



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Please submit your original, previously unpublished poetry.  We prefer to see a selection of 3-5 poems rather than a single poem. In your cover letter please include a brief one paragraph bio and a mailing address for contributor copies.

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Please submit your original, previously unpublished short fiction. In your cover letter please include a brief bio of one paragraph, and a mailing address for contributor copies. You may submit any page length, but we generally prefer stories that are around 3000 words. If this story is an excerpt from a novel please let us know.

Art
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Please submit high resolution image files of at least 300dpi, and 8 inches high/wide. You may submit up to 5 images, preferably in a series. In your cover letter please include a one paragraph bio, a link to your website if possible, and a mailing address where we can send contributor copies. Accepted artists receive 3 complimentary contributor copies, and 3 complimentary exhibition copies sent to a gallery or venue of your choice.

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Please submit your original, previously unpublished creative nonfiction.  We accept any page length but we generally prefer essays that are around 3000 words. In your cover letter please include a brief bio of one paragraph and a mailing address for contributor copies.  If this is an excerpt from a longer work please let us know.