Alaska Young Fishermen's Almanac

Coming Dec. 2017

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The Project

The Almanac is a book-length publication spearheaded by the Alaska Young Fishermen's Network, and supported by a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum. By collecting a wide variety of art, stories, advice and more from young fishermen across the coastline, we aim to create a cultural touchstone that helps Alaska's next generation of commercial fishermen communicate about their fishing ways of life — to each other and to their broader communities. 

Publication is scheduled for late 2017. We hope this pilot edition will be the first in a series that celebrates our multi-generational fishing communities and the resources and traditions that enrich them. 

We welcome your photos, recipes, stories, poems, art, essays, tricks of the trade, harrowing tales and humorous events. Help us show and tell the stories of Alaska's fishing livelihoods! 

Send submissions and questions to, or use the form below. Don't forget to include a short bio! 


Prompt Portal...

Click to read some of our prompts for story, art and advice submissions!


Top Ten Things New Deckhands Should Know

Best Cures for Sea Sickness

Favorite Boat Food

Must Have Tools


Submission Form

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