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January 20, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

neverland (ne-vər-land): 1.) an unreal, imaginary, or ideal state, condition, place 2.) any remote, isolated, barren, or sparsely settled region

Send us your stories and poems of pipe dreams, utopias, and Shangri-Las! HOCUS accepts prose, poetry, and creative nonfiction of up to 2,000 words. We welcome literary fiction and poetry submissions from everyone regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, geography, religious or cultural background. Our programming is in English. We especially invite Black, Indigenous, and other people of color to take part. We recognize all genders.

The reading will be on Friday, March 11th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Rose City Book Pub in NE Portland. Please be aware that the Book Pub is currently requiring proof of vaccination. We are keeping in COVID-related restrictions in mind and will update accordingly in order to have the safest event possible, with the an online event one of the options should circumstances require it. Submissions close February 17th, 2022. (for submissions link), @hocusreadings (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)


Portland, OR 97207


HOCUS: Hermetic Order of Clandestine Urban Scribes
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