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.

What do we look for?

  • Keep it real and be fearless. We’re looking for pitches with the potential to transform into powerful stories. Non-fiction only.

  • You must self-identify as Asian or Asian American. We looking for creators of all cultural backgrounds (this means hapas, South Asians, and adoptees, too) across generations (not just Millennials) and geographies (beyond the coasts).

  • We believe that everyone has a story to share, but be prepared to send us writing or art samples so we know that you’re a creative and articulate storyteller.

What’s it like working with us?

  • We ask for first North American serial rights (FNASR) upon publication. You retain the rights to your work after that. If you publish it elsewhere afterwards, congrats! Don’t forget to give us a shoutout.

  • We wish we could print everyone’s stories, but the truth is that our lit mag can only accommodate a certain number of stories. If your story doesn’t go to print, you can still pitch your piece to our digital platform (which is awesome in its own right).

  • We pride ourselves in working side-by-side with our contributors to bring their stories to life. Expect an intro call, workshopping, and an intimate relationship with Google Docs.

  • We’ll be your biggest cheerleaders. In exchange for your talent, we will make a ruckus on social media and beyond. We also enjoy playing matchmaker with our contributors and community partners.

  • This is a labor of love for you and for us. We’re a completely volunteer-run organization and we can’t pay anyone right now — but we’re looking to change that very soon!

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Still have questions? Send them over to krystie@slantd.media with the subject line “Submissions.”