Vashon: A Call For Submissions
For events or announcements: Just email us -- make sure the subject line of your email says "Vashon Journal Announcement or Event Listing" -- with your information and make sure you highlight anything that is "date sensitive" so that we don't miss the date of your event!! We try to publish monthly on the first of each month (give or take on Vashon-time), so you'll need to email us info by the last week of any month for the next month's issue (eg: last week of April for May events).
If you are an artist of any kind: 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. And also we ask that you keep in mind our overall mission at KotaPress is to provide an expressive arts outlet and respite for those who have experienced grief. So works need to be sensitive to issues about grief, loss, and healing -- even if they aren't specifically about loss & healing.
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.