Chinook Encounters: Call for Submissions

Chinook Encounters: Giving Voice to Chinook —Call for Submissions

Help us give voice to the beloved place that is Chinook—the heart of South Whidbey, of the Salish Sea, and of Cascadia. Our experiences and our voices are no less a part of this place than the robins’ and the tree frogs’. Share your stories and help this place be heard!

The Whidbey Institute seeks accounts of your personal encounters with, or at, Chinook—from a meeting with a plant or animal, to a meeting with a friend or a memory, to a meeting with some undiscovered truth or hidden part of yourself. Submissions of prose, poetry, visual art, videography, music, and photography will be gratefully accepted.

Our 100 acres of northwest forest and historic farmstead, called Chinook, hold and energize everything that happens here at the Whidbey Institute. This place inspires us​, helping to ​define the Whidbey Institute and our work in the world. We, in turn, inspire this place by listening and seeking to understand. These woods and gardens are places of renewal and insight, of wildness and mystery, of constancy and change. The Salish tribes loved this land before us, and our children will love it after us.​ What connects YOU with Chinook?

Works selected for publication will appear in our e-newsletter, on our blog, and/or in future print publications, with credit and with our gratitude but without monetary compensation. For reasons of space or clarity, minor revisions may be made with permission of the creator.

For additional submission guidelines, or to inquire about the status of your submission, please email