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Issue 8 is here! Featuring interviews with Ishmael Butler and Jane Wong, fiction from from Donna Miscolta, Joe Wilkins, and Shawn Vestal, an essay from Kristen Millares Young, and poetry from Kathleen Flenniken, Jasleena Grewal, and E.A. Greenwell, the full issue is available to read online here.

Want to read Moss in print? Find Moss: Volume Two (containing three full issues of mossy delights!) on our online store, or at a fine independent bookstore near you, including:

•  Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle)
•  Third Place Books (Seattle)
•  Powell’s City of Books (Portland)
•  Broadway Books (Portland)
•  Skylight Books (Los Angeles)
•  McNally Jackson Books (New York City)
•  Phinney Books (Seattle)
•  Left Bank Books (Seattle)
•  Powell’s Books at PDX (Portland)
•  Auntie’s Bookstore (Spokane)
•  Literati Bookstore (Ann Arbor)
•  Topos Bookstore (Queens)
In Seattle and Spokane, you can also find Moss: Volume One and Volume Two at your local public library.

Moss is a literary journal of writing from the Pacific Northwest. Published three times a year online and once annually in print, 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.
Connor Guy
Alex Davis-Lawrence

Manager of Outreach
Amy Wilson
Contributing Editors
Sharma Shields
Michael Chin
M. Allen Cunningham
Elisabeth Sherman
Diana Xin
Dujie Tahat
Ashley Toliver
Moss is a subscriber-supported journal. We are particularly grateful to our Supporters—Maya Sonenberg, Calder Bragdon Fong, Ambrose Eng, Amanda Wong, Alexander Maksik, Julia Schwarz, Chris Thompson, Thomas Beck, Madelyn Smith, Shannon McMonagle, Eleanor Lee, and Kris Hattori—and to our Patrons—Tod Marshall, Naomi Gibbs, Ilana Woods, Ronnie-Gail Emden, Diane Davis, Paul Lawrence and Cynthia Jones, Colleen McMonagle and Anthony Peters, Alba Conte, Joan Flores, Chris McCann, and Max Boyd. To learn more about subscription levels and how you can help support Moss, visit our Patreon.
Issue Archive

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.

We are currently accepting submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 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.

Please send your submission, attached as a Word document, to moss.nonfiction [at]; moss.fiction [at]; or moss.poetry [at] Response time may vary depending on the issue cycle.

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