Young Fishermen’s Almanac

Calling all writers, artists, know-hows and know-nots!

Now accepting submissions for the first edition of the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Almanac!

This unique collection of work is a celebration of Alaska’s fishing livelihoods and cultures. The almanac will feature everything from haikus to how-tos, serving as a resource and an eclectic catalog of practical stewardship, fishing traditions, and our connections to the ocean.

We’re giving contributors a wide berth when it comes to submission types which can range from short stories, essays, art, humor, poetry, recipes, gear/boat hacks and more. Have an idea that you’d like to share? Great! See our submission guidelines below.

Need some inspiration? No problem!

Submission ideas:almanac_1

  • Your favorite boat recipe
  • A letter to loved ones from the water
  • A tribute to your favorite captain or crew member
  • A story about your best or hardest day fishing
  • Illustrations of different species
  • A packing list of essential items
  • Advice that you wish you’d known as a greenhorn
  • A diagram of a useful knot or gear hack

 Submission guidelines:

  • Text submissions should be approximately 700 words
  • Visual submissions should be 600 dpi grayscale images
  • Please include a one or two-sentence bio with your name, where you live and what you fish for
  • Submit your work to almanac@akmarine.org
  • You can also mail submissions to Almanac Project, AMCC, 106 F Street, Anchorage, AK 99510

Get in touch with questions, ideas or submissions! Email almanac@akmarine.org or call 907.227.5357.

The Alaska Young Fishermen’s Almanac is a project of Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network and made possible by funding from Alaska Humanities Forum.

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