Submissions being accepted for Tidepools Magazine

Editors at Tidepools magazine are accepting submissions for Peninsula College’s annual literary arts magazine, now in its 59th year.

Residents of all ages living in Clallam and Jefferson counties are invited to enter their original artwork, photography, poetry, short stories and music for an opportunity to win cash prizes and to be published.

Tidepools is a student-run magazine created by the people of the North Olympic Peninsula, published annually since 1964 by Peninsula College with support from the Associated Student Council, Peninsula Daily News and The Buccaneer.

The deadline for mail and online submissions is Sunday, Jan. 15; winners will be announced Friday, March 10.

Find contest guidelines and enter your work online at

The contest has up to $950 to award this year. First place in each of the six youth categories will win $25, while first place in three PC student and five adult categories win $100.

All contest winners are guaranteed publication in the 2023 issue of Tidepools and an invitation to the launch party in early June.

To make cash awards possible, entrants are asked to pay a nominal fee depending on which contest category they’re eligible to enter. Youth entries are $5, adult entries are $7.50, and because Tidepools is run by Peninsula College students, those currently enrolled at PC can enter the contest for free.

To eliminate financial barriers, anyone is welcome to enter the non-contest categories for free to be considered for publication, though non-contest entries are not eligible for cash prizes.

Tidepools magazine has evolved over the years, dabbling in print and digital magazines, in-person and live-streamed readings and even a short film.

For more information about the publication or contest, contact Tidepools faculty advisor Deirdre Frank at or 360-417-6489.