Moss: Volume Three is out now! Gathering our online Issues 7-9 into a beautiful print anthology, Volume Three features almost 250 pages of new fiction, essays, and poetry from Kate Lebo, Richard Chiem, Donna Miscolta, Troy Osaki, Keya Mitra, Nikkita Oliver, Heather Jacobs, Joe Wilkins, Azura Tyabji, Mercedes Lawry, Shawn Vestal, Kathleen Flenniken, Jasleena Grewal, Rich Smith, Tara Roberts, Sharon Hashimoto, E.A. Greenwell, Amber Krieger, Dave Roth, Laura Da’, and Kristen Millares Young, as well as interviews with Jane Wong, Ishmael Butler, Emily Ruskovich, Shankar Narayan, and Leni Zumas.
You can order Volume Three from our online store, or find it on the shelf at a fine independent bookstore near you, including:
In Seattle and Spokane, you can also find Moss at your local public library.
Seattle and Western Washington
• Elliott Bay Book Company
• Queen Anne Book Company
• Kinokuniya Bookstore
• Left Bank Books
• Phinney Books
• Magnolia’s Bookstore
• University Book Store (Seattle)
• University Book Store (Mill Creek)
• First & Pike News
• Bulldog News
• Third Place Books (Ravenna)
• Third Place Books (Seward Park)
• Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)
• Orca Books (Olympia)
• Village Books (Bellingham)
• Port Book and News (Port Angeles)
• Powell’s City of Books (Portland)
• Powell’s Books at PDX (Portland)
• Broadway Books (Portland)
• Auntie’s Bookstore (Spokane)
• Book & Game Co. (Walla Walla)
• Skylight Books (Los Angeles)
• McNally Jackson Books (New York City)
• Topos Bookstore (Queens)
• Literati Bookstore (Ann Arbor)
Moss is a literary journal of writing from the Pacific Northwest. Published annually, Moss is dedicated to exploring the intersection of place and creative expression, while exposing the region’s outstanding writers to a broad audience of readers, critics, and publishers. Since its debut issue in the summer of 2014, Moss has received praise for its sharp design, strong editorial hand, and its commitment to supporting new and emerging writers.
Moss was founded by Connor Guy, an associate editor at a publishing house in New York City, and Alex Davis-Lawrence, a filmmaker and creative producer based in Los Angeles. Both were born and raised in Seattle.
Director of Outreach
M. Allen Cunningham
Moss is a subscriber-supported journal. We are particularly grateful to our Supporters—Ryan Baker, Thomas Beck, Alayna Becker, Scabland Books, Amy Cash, Breda Davis-Maloney, Ambrose Eng, Calder Bragdon Fong, Kris Hattori, Anastasia Hilton, Melissa Huggins, Alexander Maksik, Shannon McMonagle, Julia Schwarz, Madelyn Smith, Maya Sonenberg, Chris Thompson, Gina Williams, and Amanda Wong—and to our Patrons—Diann Barry and Mark Guy, Max Boyd, Alba Conte, Diane Davis, Ronnie-Gail Emden, Joan Flores, Naomi Gibbs, Joe Grube, Paul Lawrence and Cynthia Jones, Tod Marshall, Colleen McMonagle and Anthony Peters, Delaney Nye, Vicki Platts-Brown, Valarie Smith, Kaye and Robert Woods, and Ilana Woods. To learn more about subscription levels and how you can help support Moss, visit our Patreon.
Issue 09 (Spring 2018). Features a conversation between Leni Zumas and Alexis M. Smith, an interview with Shankar Narayan, prose from from Keya Mitra, Heather Jacobs, Dave Roth, and Sharon Hashimoto, and poetry from Nikkita Oliver, Rich Smith, and Mercedes Lawry.
Issue 08 (Fall 2017). Features interviews with Ishmael Butler and Jane Wong, an essay from Kristen Millares Young, fiction from Donna Miscolta, Joe Wilkins, and Shawn Vestal, and poetry from Kathleen Flenniken, Jasleena Grewal, and E.A. Greenwell.
Issue 07 (Summer 2017). Features an interview with Emily Ruskovich, an essay from Kate Lebo, fiction from Tara Roberts, Richard Chiem, and Amber Krieger, and poetry from Laura Da’, Azura Tyabji, and Troy Osaki.
Issue 06 (Fall 2016). Features interviews with Alexis M. Smith and Amanda Coplin, essays by Monet P. Thomas and Kelly Froh, and fiction by Anca Szilágyi and Chris McCann.
Issue 05 (Summer 2016). Features an interview with Mitchell S. Jackson, essays by Tiffany Midge and Leah Sottile, and fiction by Leyna Krow and Sonya Chung.
Issue 04 (Winter 2016). Features an interview with Elissa Washuta, essays by Eric Wagner and Gina Williams, and fiction by Michael Upchurch and Kjerstin Johnson.
Issue 03 (Spring 2015). Features an interview with Rebecca Brown, essays by Rebecca Brown, JM Miller, and Steven Moore, and fiction by Miriam Cook and Jenn Blair.
Issue 02 (Winter 2015). Features interviews with Peter Mountford and T.V. Reed, essays by Charles Finn and Matt Briggs, and fiction by Eric Severn, Corinne Manning, and Robert Cantwell.
Issue 01 (Summer 2014). Features an interview with Ryan Boudinot, an essay by Donald J. Mitchell, and fiction by Christine Texeira, Clayton McCann, and Nate Liederbach.
As of October 1, submissions for Moss: Volume Four are closed. If you already submitted this year and have not yet heard from us, your work is still under consideration for Volume Four (to be published in June 2019); we will be in touch about your work by January 1.
Moss is open for submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from July 1 through October 1 of each year. Submissions are limited to residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, or those with a substantial connection to the region.
Moss pays $125 for accepted fiction and nonfiction, and $35 per accepted poem. We buy First Serial Rights. There is no fee to submit.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, with the condition that you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. Though we will consider pieces of any length, we prefer that prose submissions be at least 1,800 words; shorter pieces may be paid at a reduced rate.
From July 1 through October 1, please send your submissions, attached as a Word document, to moss.nonfiction [at] gmail.com; moss.fiction [at] gmail.com; or moss.poetry [at] gmail.com. We seek to respond to all submissions by January 1. Accepted pieces will be published in Moss’s annual print edition, released each June, and also made available to the public online.
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