We’ve got a platform. You’ve got a story.
It’s time to make our voices heard. We’re committed to publishing original stories that spark meaningful conversation about Asian American identity. Through art and the written word, across print and digital, our stories challenge readers to dig into the nuances of race and identity.
Each issue is centered around a theme & features 100+ pages of provocative storytelling about the new Asian American narrative.
We accept story pitches for the following creative formats:
Creative non-fiction (e.g., memoir, personal essay, short story, graphic novel)
Art / Illustration
Refer to our submissions guidelines for more details.
A co-creative story development approach
It’s equal parts rewarding and enjoyable watching the stories evolve. We pride ourselves in working alongside our contributors to help bring their stories to life as they creatively navigate their identity journeys.
Story potential: Prospective contributors must submit an application, along with work samples. The application focuses on the story idea, rather than a completed piece, and consists of a series of short questions that encourage introspection to help you clarify the intent and think through the potential impact of your story.
Story workshops: Selected contributors will meet with the Editor-in-Chief via video chat to work through the final story idea before any writing or artwork is developed.
Artist + author pairings: To strike the right balance of written and visual and to increase visibility of Asian American creatives, we pair creative non-fiction pieces with visuals created by emerging Asian American artists and photographers. If you’re interested in joining our bench of talented visual artists, please email email@example.com with the subject line: “Contributing Artist Interest.”
From sourcing to production, we take great care in publishing bold and provocative stories that have the power to define the new Asian American narrative.
Our typical cycle for the annual lit mag:
February / March: Theme announced and submissions window opens
Spring-Summer: Content development
Fall: Production and launch
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