Vashon Writers : A Call For Submissions
(Guidelines, and Link Resources below)
by Kara L.C. Jones


If you live on Vashon Island, Washington and are a writer of any age, in any genre, then send in your works for consideration! We simply wish to feature and highlight all the talent that this island hosts, so there is no specific theme. But this is a "family oriented" site, so we probably won't publish works that are explicitly violent or erotic.

  • Send your ideas, essays, articles, suggestions, poems, whatever, to us here at Kota-- please cut and paste into the body of an email-- no attachments will be opened nor acknowledged. Send works and your bio ALL IN ONE EMAIL PLEASE to with VASHON SUBMISSION in the subject line of your message.

  • It can take anywhere from one day to two months to hear back from us. But we will get word to you.

  • Please, please, please send along a 25 to 75 word bio with your submission-- we'll be using this in publication. If you don't send it with your submission, then you won't get a bio listing.

We will ask for one-time, electronic rights and also the archive rights to publish your work in the Journal. ARCHIVE RIGHTS means the right to archive works in the context of the issue in which works first appeared and to offer that archived issue for as long as our site is up online. If you accept our offer to publish your works, then you accept that we are going to offer your works in our archive indefinitely. We will not remove works from the archive!

Once the issue is up online, all rights revert back to you so that you may go on and publish this work again in the future wherever you wish. We ask that you give KotaPress credit as a previous publisher, but that is a courtesy, not a requirement.


Books By The Way (an awesome independent bookseller and affiliate to kotapress!) -

Vashoncam (your one stop, complete resource for Vashon) -

Ticket (the little newsmag with a whole lotta soul!) -

Voice of Vashon (you can hear Hawk on the live broadcast tuesday morns from 8 a.m. to noon PST) -

Vashon Digital Alliance (these digital folks meet for breakfast at the Stray Dog every Thursday for a good meal and some great discussions!) -

Island Domestic Violence Outreach Services (great support here) -

Betty MacDonald (yes, mrs. piggle-wiggle was from Vashon! :)) -

Paradox (genre publisher based on Vashon) -

Vashon Allied Arts (this blue heron is an amazing resource!) -

VashonStar (digital resource and gallery) -

If you happen to be on Vashon and wish to be listed here, drop me an email with your site address. We'll get it listed as soon as we can.