Issue 02: Light & Dark (Coming Fall 2018)

The submissions window for Issue 02 story ideas is officially closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a story idea. Follow us on social media and sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about our next call for submissions.

Questions? Email with the subject line "Submissions"

What we look for

We are committed to publishing original stories that spark meaningful conversation about Asian American identity and empowering real people to share real stories.

Our namesake literary magazine challenges readers to dig deeper when thinking about race and identity. Each issue is centered around a theme, which will be announced once the submissions window opens. From there, we are interested in receiving story pitches around that theme in the following creative formats:

  • Creative non-fiction (e.g., memoir, personal essay, short stories)

  • Poetry

  • Art / Illustration

  • Photography

Submissions guidelines

Please read this in its entirety before pitching a story idea: 

  • There are so many powerful real life stories that need to be told. Therefore, we are currently only accepting non-fiction work.

  • We want to showcase the diversity of Asian culture and we accept submissions from Asian writers and artists of all cultural backgrounds (this includes hapas, or mixed-race Asian Americans) across generations (not just Millennials) and geographies (beyond the coasts).

  • We ask for first North American serial rights (FNASR) should your work be accepted for publication. Authors and artists retain all rights to their work after publication.

  • We request that contributors acknowledge their work's first publication in Slant'd if it is reprinted elsewhere.

  • To maintain the integrity of the literary magazine, we ask that you submit writing samples (for written pieces) or samples from your portfolio (for art pieces) with your story pitch.

  • Our namesake literary print magazine can only accommodate a certain number of stories. If your story does not get chosen for the print magazine, we reserve the right to contact you to publish your story on our digital channels.

  • Please note: Slant'd is a completely volunteer-run media company. Regrettably, we can't pay for submissions at this time.