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Literary Spotlight: Shark Reef

This inspired literary journal is powered by lyrical writers and strong voices, not the whims of modern publishing trends.

Photo by Ben Malay

Shark Reef takes its name from a reef located in a nature sanctuary on Lopez Island, in Washington state. The reef is beautiful and wild, like many of the pieces that appear in this 18-year-old literary journal founded by writers on Lopez and surrounding islands.

“We’re very welcoming to new writers, whether they’re older people who’ve always wanted to write and decide to go for it, or young writers just starting out,” explains Managing Editor Stephanie Barbé Hammer.

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