Volume Six is here. Buy by subscribing today.

Featuring work and interviews from over thirty Northwest writers, including Alexis M. Smith, Ami Patel, Rena Priest, Cari Luna, Donna Miscolta, Kailee Haong, Tiffany Midge, Kate Lebo, Alexander Ortega, Soramimi Hanarejima, Gwendolyn Morgan, Erin Pringle, Joaquin Fernandez, Tim Greenup, Lisa Chen, Kaitlyn Airy, Ann Stinson, Katelyn Garcia, Jaton Rash, Katie Lee Ellison, Patrycja Humienik, Jennifer Richter, Shannon Amidon, Rachel Brown, Nicholas Bradley, Phillip Barron, Rhienna Renée Guedry, Bethan Tyler, Sam Robison, and more, Moss: Volume Six continues our ongoing mission to support, publish, document, and celebrate the Pacific Northwest’s unique creative environment and inimitable community of writers.




Annual subscriptions are now available directly from Moss — buying Volume Six by subscribing above is the best way to support our ongoing mission, and we’ll ship your copy immediatley. Subscribe at the Basic level at any time before the end of 2021 to receive Moss: Volume Six.

Subscriptions starting with Volume Seven (including currently sold-out tiers) will open soon.


How do subscriptions work?


For only $20 a year, subscribers get the print edition shipped to them before it hits shelves, or immediately upon signup if the annual volume is already released. For those who want to make an extra contribution to support the Northwest literary community, two higher-level tiers (currently sold out) offer additional rewards.  

Subscriptions are charged at the time of purchase, and renewed on the release date of the next annual issue. We will always alert subscribers prior to renewal. 

Payments are handled securely through Stripe; we never receive your payment information directly, nor is it shared with third parties.




The full set of summer-ready rewards for Volume Six Patron-level subscribers.


Each year, we offer a unique set of limited-edition rewards. For Volume Six, those rewards included:

  • A high-quality, picnic-ready canvas cooler tote (~12" x 16" x 8" interior volume)
  • Reversible Moss koozies for your summer beverage of choice
  • Moss notebooks with a screenprinted logo and green accent sheet / spine detail
  • Moss-branded BIC Clic pens with a screenprinted logo

Past rewards have included t-shirts, beanies, risograph prints, lapel pins, sticky notes, totes, and more — always designed with love and built to last.



What’s the difference between the subscription tiers? (And how do I get those beautiful rewards?)


Basic subscriptions ($20/year) receive the annual print volume, shipped to your door.

Supporters ($50/year; sold out for Volume Six) receive the print volume along with additional rewards and a special thanks on the website. For Volume Six, Supporters received two Moss notebooks, two Moss pens, and a pair of reversible Moss koozies.

Patrons ($100/year; sold out for Volume Six) receive two copies of the print edition, deluxe rewards, and special thanks as a Patron both on the website and in the print edition. For Volume Six, Patrons received the full set of Supporter rewards, extra pens and notebooks, and the limited-edition Moss canvas cooler tote. 




Why subscribe?


Moss is a non-profit journal with an all-volunteer team. We pay every writer we publish, and make all of our work available online for free — all without ads, paywalls, or submission fees. Over the course of our publication, we’re proud to have paid out more than $10,000 to writers from across the region.

Our subscription model has allowed us to stay writer-focused, community-first, and truly independent, even in the face of difficult financial times. Though our book and merchandise sales help to cover some of our printing expenses and writers’ fees, we rely on the support of subscribers like you for the type of sustainable funding that will allow Moss to grow, thrive, and publish great work far into the future.





About the Moss team


Moss is a literary journal of Northwest writing. Published annually, Moss is dedicated to exploring the intersection of place and creative expression, while exposing the Northwest region’s outstanding writers to a broad audience of readers, critics, and publishers.

Moss was founded by Connor Guy, a book editor in New York City, and Alex Davis-Lawrence, a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Both were born and raised in Seattle.

Over time, our team has expanded to include Amy Wilson, a poet from Oregon and our Director of Outreach; Alayna Becker, our Managing editor; Cali Kopczick, our Programming Coordinator; Grant Manager Bethany Hays; our Contributing Editors in fiction and non-fiction, Diana Xin, M. Allen Cunningham, Michael Chin, Steven L. Moore, and Sharma Shields; our Poetry Editors, Dujie Tahat, Ashley Toliver, and Jalayna Carter; and our team of Readers, including Angelica Lai, Sasheem Silkiss-Hero, Paisley Green, Kimm Stammen, Elissa Favero, Jamie Bails, and Jenny Liou.

To keep up with Moss on social media, find us on Twitter and Facebook.



Praise for Moss


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. As The Seattle Review of Books put it, “Moss is at the vanguard of modern Northwest literature.” Moss has also been covered by The Rumpus, Literary Hub, Longreads, The Millions, The Offing, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, City Arts, and The Portland Mercury, among other publications, and is stocked at independent bookstores across the country.

“...a quality publication, with a strong editorial hand...”
—Paul Constant at The Stranger

“...where place-based writing is often a buzzword, the journal provides an in-depth examination into what it means for writing to be ‘Northwestern.’”
—Bill Carty at City Arts

“Since launch last year, Moss has published standout work of authors from the region and has worked to preserve obscured work...”
—Feliks Garcia at The Offing, “4 Literary Magazines to Add to Your Reading List”

“... the perfect thing for the bookish indoor kids of the Pacific Northwest.”
—Megan Burbank at The Portland Mercury










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