About Us

Vol. 4, Issue 3: October 2016

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 14th quarterly issue of the magazine was released in July 2016 and is available now on our website store and in bookstores nationwide. 


Join us for "Lit Chat" with local authors on First Fridays at the Tannery Arts Center, 6:00 - 9:00pm in studio 118. "Lit Chats" are free to subscribers and donors. A reception and casual discussion with authors about their work follows a short presentation at 6:30.