About the Name

StringTown is an area near the mouth of the Columbia River where fishermen used to make their nets. When thinking about the Pacific Northwest, founder and editor, Polly Buckingham was drawn to the image of fishermen weaving nets and saw a similarity to writers weaving words to give the ethereal form.

The Press

Our focus is on Northwest authors, and to that extent, we publish a limited amount of work from outside the Northwest. We are not currently considering unsolicited book-length manuscripts.

The Magazine

StringTown magazine is an annual publication available at independent bookstores in the Northwest and selected locations throughout the country. We accept manuscripts throughout the year.

Magazine Subscriptions

Yearly subscriptions are $12.50 (shipping included). We also welcome you to become a supporter at $25, $50, or $100 a year. Send Submissions, Subscription Requests, Donations, Orders by Mail and Comments to P.O. Box 1406, Medical Lake, WA 99022-1406.  You can also send comments on our Contact page.

The StringTown Team


Polly Buckingham

Publisher & Editor

Associate Editors

Lindsy Kay Callahan


Steve Cleveland
Matthew Darjany
Erin Dodge
Austin Fuller
Barbara Hansel
Heath Herrick
Joana Jansen
Renee Roehl
Karin Temple
Christina Thompson


Susan Casey
Jenny Heard
Glenn Kadish
Bink Owen
Shirley Linteau

Special thanks to Parnassus Books whence the crab emerged.