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Featuring work and interviews from some of the most exciting Pacific Northwest authors of today, Moss: Volume Eight continues our ongoing mission to support, publish, document, and celebrate the Pacific Northwest’s unique creative environment and inimitable community of writers.
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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; our Contributing Editors in fiction and non-fiction, Diana Xin, 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.
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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