History of Spindrift

Spindrift is Shoreline Community College's award winning, student-run Art and Literary journal. It has a rich history of publishing outstanding student, local, and regional art and literature since 1966. Each year, hundreds of student artists, and writers submit their work for the chance to be published. The journal is designed and produced by a student team with help from select faculty advisors.

Once the submission deadline has passed, a jury show of artwork submissions is held. Students vote for work to be published. Each selected work of art — illustration, painting, photograph, ceramic, etc — is paired with a literary piece for publication. Once printed, Spindrift is then available to purchase, savor, and enjoy! 

Spindrift has had the honor of placing top in the nation among colleges for many years. In 2017 Spindrift tied for 2nd place nationally and 1st place Pacific-Western in the prestigious Community College Humanities Association’s Literary Magazine Competition.

For the student team behind Spindrift, the rewards are many. For example, they get real-world print production experience, the opportunity to work with a wide range of artists and writers, as well as a chance to collaborate across campus departments. We're happy to report that many students who've worked on Spindrift are now working for some amazing companies such as the Seattle Times.

If you would like to submit your art or literary work to Spindrift, please visit the Submissions page for guidelines or email spindrift@shoreline.edu. Thank you!