Slant'd Issue 05 Submissions Application
Slant'd publishes an annual anthology-meets-art book that reflects personal narratives about the Asian American experience as told by our diverse community.
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✨ ISSUE 05 THEME: WONDER ✨
When the Slant’d team came together to think about our dreams for our community, we wanted to breathe joy and warmth back into our lives. Born from that wish was the theme of Wonder.
Wonder encapsulates the senses of curiosity, whimsy, play, and awe that many of us have been looking for in the recesses of our shared isolation. The very catalyst for inspiration and empathy, wonder moves our thoughts, behaviors, and spirits into action.
For Issue 05, we're looking to publish written and visual stories that celebrate the wonder that shapes how we see, experience, and move through the world.
We hope that Issue 05 will reconnect you with your inner child; tap into that world of discovery; contemplate the cosmos; find beauty in the mundane; and examine the palette of hues that make up our kaleidoscopic lives.
Some sparks of inspiration:
- What does play look like (mental, creative, sensual, physical, etc.)?
- In what ways do joy and whimsy show up in your life?
- What have been some of the biggest questions of your life?
- What moments in your life have sparked deeper thought and questioning?
- How has wonder—and a willingness to work through differences—led to empathy, revelation, or metamorphosis?
👀 WHAT TYPES OF STORIES WE'RE LOOKING FOR 👀
- Original creative non-fiction (e.g. personal essays), poetry, art, and photo essays that spark meaningful conversation about Asian American identity. We will not publish previously published work.
- Original work from creators of all Asian backgrounds to reflect our diverse, pan-ethnic community (this includes hapas/mixed-race Asians and adoptees) across generations (including Gen X) and geographies (beyond the coasts).
- In an effort to shatter our community's monolithic stereotype, South Asians and non-binary folks, as well as poets/spoken word artists are strongly encouraged to submit story ideas.
Please note: Slant'd is a volunteer-run organization that believes in compensating creatives for their work and talent. Issue 05 writers and artists will be given a small compensation, as well as non-monetary thank you's.
✍🏽 THE APPLICATION HAS 2 PARTS ✍🏽
1) Information about you
2) Information about your story*
*We are asking for your story IDEA only. If your idea is selected, then we'll workshop your final story idea together. Learn more about our editorial process & submissions guidelines at
We recommend setting aside some time for part 2. Since we only ask for a story idea, this part of the application is critical for us to determine which stories will be selected for the upcoming issue.
All submissions are due by 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, February 28, 2021.
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