Tidepools editors call for entries

The editors of Tidepools Magazine announced last month the opening of the contest for their 52nd issue.

The editors of Tidepools Magazine announced last month the opening of the contest for their 52nd issue.

The magazine is produced by Peninsula College students and features fine art, digital art, photography, poetry, short prose and music of Olympic Peninsula residents.

The student editors invite area residents to submit their original work for a chance at a cash prize and publication in the magazine.

The publication is created through a partnership with the Peninsula College Foundation, the Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles Library, Buccaneer (the campus newspaper), the college’s Associated Student Council and others.

Tidepools is co-sponsored by the Peninsula Daily News and the Buccaneer, the Peninsula College campus newspaper.

The contest is officially open for residents of Clallam and Jefferson counties of all ages. The contest deadline is Jan. 15, 2016. A fee is required only when competing for cash prizes. Non-contest submissions to the magazine are free.

Winners will be announced by March 18, 2016.

For rules, submission methods and general information, visit www.TidepoolsMagazine.com or call Michael Mills at 417-6462.

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Adding to honors

Tidepools recently won the Best Small Budget Literary Magazine Award from the Washington Community College Humanities Association.

Student editors for the winning 2015 issue include Brittany Black, Dylan Eekhoff, Sharon French, Meghan Maggard, Dani Barrow, Lily Kimple, Carl Marsh, Cole Wall, Kayla Conway Jackson, Hayley Powell, Steven Berry, (Kristy) Diep Khanh Linh, Sharon French and Patrick McCready. Marina Shipova, PC art and graphic design faculty member, assists the editors by generating the layout of the final draft of the magazine.

“Student editors at PC compile and edit the magazine, make posters and marketing  materials, run the website, design the cover and page layout, recruit judges, print and burn 300 CDs, arrange readings and

do hundreds of other tasks each year to keep the magazine alive,” Tidepools faculty advisor Michael Mills said.


The Tidepools 2013 issue received the same award from the association. The 2014 issue — a two-volume set celebrating the magazine’s 50th Anniversary — had to sit out the contest because the college had won the previous year.