Creative Colloquy was founded in February of 2014 with the intention of fostering relationships built upon the mutual admiration of the written word and providing a platform to highlight literary talent in the South Sound.

OUR MISSION: Creative Colloquy fosters the writing community in the South Sound through unique literary events and publications.

Our submission base is diverse as Creative Colloquy aims to support wordsmiths in the South Sound region regardless of experience level or preferred genre. We place a spotlight on both experienced and emerging writers alike, who craft short stories, poems and essays. 

CC is seeking members to join its Editorial Board, alongside the Managing Editor.

Responsibilities of the board include: 

~Reviewing pieces: Review of submissions on the Submittablesite is expected to be done weekly. If an editor is unable to maintain this schedule or will be out-of-town for an extended period, we request that you notify the Managing Editor or our Founder, Jackie Casella.
~Editing: While the Managing Editor will perform basic copyediting for monthly submissions, assistance may be requested on edit-heavy pieces. *Pieces may also be assigned for projects outside of our monthly publication.
~Monthly Deadlines: Completion of all voting and edits for monthly submissions will be due by midnight on the last day of the month, so that the lineup may be finalized at the beginning of the month in which it will be published. 
~Meetings: Attendance is expected at three meetings per annum – at the beginning of the year, mid-year (summer), and for anthology selections in the fall. These meetings will take place in the Tacoma area, with a date and time chosen to be the most convenient for the greatest number of editors.
Anthology-Specific Duties: Will provide votes and reviews on regular schedule, but with special attention to deadlines.
Will take ownership of assigned submissions that have been approved for the anthology, providing basic copy-editing and communication with the author.

Call for Board Members! Creative Colloquy is looking to fill a seat on our board. 

The primary responsibilities of our Board Members are to help Creative Colloquy fulfill its mission statement. Duties include but are not limited to: 

  1. Quarterly board meetings with the Director and fellow board members to discuss programming, community collaborations and outreach. 
  2. Assist in shaping the vision of Creative Colloquy–brainstorm on current and future programming and speak to how best we as an organization can support our community.
  3. Vote on any decision within Creative Colloquy that require the use of Creative Colloquy funds.
  4. Ensure the standards of Creative Colloquy are upheld through all endeavors. 
  5. Dedicate up to 10 volunteer hours (annually) when needed whether supporting as emcee during our annual Creative Colloquy Crawl or assisting in developing, planning & executing special events such as our Summer Soiree and fundraising events. 

If you are interested in joining our team of authors and bibliophiles, please submit a cover letter detailing any relevant credentials and expressing why you would be interested in serving on the Board to Jackie.d.fender@gmail.com

Creative Colloquy prioritizes cultivating a welcoming space of inclusivity. We are fiercely inclusive. There is no toleration of hate speech or other discriminatory practices. We strive to provide a platform where all writers (and listeners) feel safe in the vulnerable act that is the sharing of stories. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in joining our team of authors and bibliophiles, please submit a cover letter detailing any relevant credentials and expressing why you would be interested in joining the Board or Editorial Board to Jackie.d.fender@gmail.com.