The woods of our region are dark and shadowy, sparse and dry in the Inland Northwest and dense and damp near the Pacific. Our regional history—then and now—also encompasses menacing darkness and shadows, and so do our narratives. For EVERGREEN, we're searching for stories, poems, essays, and comics that surprise us, move us, and reassemble us as residents of this sylvan place. Poetry and prose set in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington State, or Wyoming are encouraged; we want writers from these areas, as well. Pieces can be any length (please note we do love flash fiction/microfiction/experimental work); they can be previously published. They do not not need to be a traditional fairy tale or tall tale to be considered, but do consider the exagerrated forms of such writing (and of the Northwest region) while honing your work. Poets can send up to three poems at a time. Try to keep prose pieces to 4,000 words or less, please (not a hard and fast rule). For all writers, please include a bio with your entry. We will pay writers in two contributor's copies, but the writer retains full rights to their own work. We are looking for the finest writing in the Northwest, so make sure to send us your best polished work.