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 is available in independent bookstores across the Pacific Northwest and beyond, including:
•  Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle)
•  Queen Anne Book Company (Seattle)
•  Kinokuniya Bookstore (Seattle)
•  Left Bank Books (Seattle)
•  Central Co-op (Seattle)
•  Phinney Books (Seattle)
•  Paper Boat Booksellers (Seattle)
•  University Book Store (Seattle)
•  Secret Garden (Seattle)
•  Third Place Books (Ravenna)
•  Third Place Books (Seward Park)
•  Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)
•  Island Books (Mercer Island)
•  Village Books (Bellingham)
•  Edmonds Bookshop (Edmonds)
•  Port Book and News (Port Angeles)
•  Food Co-op (Port Townsend)
•  Auntie’s Bookstore (Spokane)
•  Annie Bloom’s (Portland)
•  Broadway Books (Portland)
•  Indent (Portland)
•  New Seasons - Arbor Lodge (Portland)
•  Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe (Astoria)

•  Skylight Books (Los Angeles)
•  Kosher News (Los Angeles)
•  Kinokuniya Bookstore (San Francisco)
•  Newsbeat-Davis (Davis, California)
•  Avril50 (Philadelphia)
•  Blue Hill Books (Blue Hill, Maine)

Please note that due to the disruptions of the pandemic, some of our usual stockists are on hold. We hope to be available at Powell’s, Literati, and McNally Jackson again soon.

You can also find Moss at your local public library in Seattle (King County), Portland (Multnomah County), Snohomish (Sno-Isle Libraries), Spokane, and Newport, OR. 

For occasional updates on Moss, including news on events, special projects, including news on events, special projects, and upcoming issues, please subscribe to the email list below. You can also stay connected with Moss via Twitter and Instagram.

For all inquiries not related to submissions, please email mosslit [at]

For submissions, see the latest information here. Please do not send submissions to the general address.

For more information on our history, mission, and team, head to our About page.

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