Short stories, novel excerpts, experimental or interpretive works of fiction, flash fiction and micro-fiction pieces fall under our category of fiction. You do not have to be of APIA descent, but we ask that if work is either written by APIA writers or the content of your work be APIA-related; in no way do we require API Awriters only write APIA themes or characters. We give due consideration to all submissions written, but we prefer work under 5,000 words. Please send us your best work.
Narrative, experimental, lyrical or prose poetry, free verse, eastern or western poetic forms, and works meant as spoken word are all welcome as poetry. We give due consideration to all submissions, but we strongly prefer poems under 100 lines and would like to receive 4-6 pieces per submission. Please send us your best crafted poems.
For creative nonfiction, we are particularly interested in work (memoir, reportage, letters, essay, etc.) that touches on themes including--but not limited to--identity, memory, family, culture, history, trauma, dislocation. Alternative formats and subject matter are nonetheless welcome. We give due consideration to all submissions, but we strongly prefer works under 5,000 words.
We do NOT accept unsolicited book reviews. To submit a book review, please send a query letter first, along with two samples of previously published writing. Also, be prepared to answer any additional questions our editors may have regarding your query. We strongly prefer books of any genre pertaining to Asian or Diasporic Asian interests. Address book review queries to Sunny Woan, who will then forward it on to a reviewing committee.
Submit 8 to 10 slides of artwork from your portfolio. Upload them individually as image files no larger than 1 MB each or, in the alternative, zip them into one folder file. Also please include a 1-page Artist Statement. Selected works may also be used on the website or as part of the journal's cover design and layout.