Promotion and Call for Submissions for As/Us: A Literary Space for Women

Tanaya Winder and her fellow MFA alum, Casandra Lopez, have started the literary journal As/Us: A Literary Space for Women of the World. The first issue was published on New Year’s Eve 2012, and they would love to expand their readership and their submission pool. They seek to publish both emerging and established women writers and hope that As/Us will be a convergence of international voices that speak to both diverse and shared experiences. They welcome works that span a variety of topics – work that challenges conventions and aesthetics either on a narrative or formal level, work with purpose, vision, and something at stake.

Their submission period will be re-opening on February 1. Here are their submission guidelines, also available at their site at http://asusjournal.org/submissions/

Submission Guidelines

As Us accepts original and previously unpublished works by Indigenous women and women of color. Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please inform us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere for publication. As Us accepts poetry, spoken word, creative nonfiction, fiction, and academic essays. We are looking for writing that moves us in some capacity whether that be on a craft, emotional, or story level.

Poetry: please send us 3-5 poems. 12 pt Times New Roman. Poems should be typed with your name, address, phone number, and email address in the header of each page.

Fiction: Stories should be typed, 12 pt Times New Roman, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and email address in the header of each page. (no more than 7,000 words)

Creative Nonfiction: Essays should be typed, 12 pt Times New Roman, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and email address in the header of each page. (no more than 7,000 words)

Academic Essays: Essays should be typed, 12 pt Times New Roman, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and email address in the header of each page.

Reviews: If you have a review of a book written by an Indigenous author whose work you feel needs to be promoted we are definitely interested. Email as.us.journal@gmail.com for queries.

Spokenword: please send up 1-3 pieces. Pieces should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman. Include your name, address, phone number, and email address in the header of each page. You can also include an audio of your work as well.

For international submissions: Please include your writing in your language along with an English translation.

Response time is typically 1-3 months.

Email submissions to as.us.journal@gmail.com.

Include name and genre in the subject line. Include a brief cover letter with a short biographical statement (including your Indigenous affiliation or cultural heritage) with each submission.

Forthcoming Theme Issues

Guest Editor Samantha Erin Tetangco will be guest editing this summer’s Queer online issue. Submissions for this issue will open June 1, 2013.

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One thought on “Promotion and Call for Submissions for As/Us: A Literary Space for Women

  1. Christa Pandey

    If you want an international flavor, why rule out immigrant women who may not be indigenous to this country and neither are “of color” as the term is understood now, but are otherwise international or married into another culture?

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