About Us

Vol. 5, Issue 2: Summer 2018

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the best writing we can find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper for your reading pleasure, and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and the personal journey and freedom. 

The 16th quarterly issue of the magazine was released on January 15th, 2017 and is available now on our website store and in bookstores nationwide. 


Summer Issue Launch Event

Wednesday, July 19th at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Reception 6:30, Contributor Readings at 7pm. 


Enroll now in the 2017 Catamaran Summer Writing Conference. Registration extended to August 1st.