A Space for Writers of the World
We are now OPEN for submissions for our next issue!
DEADLINE for Issue 6 is January 30, 2017
We exist in a country where we must constantly remind those in power of our humanity. We stand against continued colonial violence and hold our heads high in prayer and love for our communities and culture. Many places around the world are being threatened by greed, but we stand strong in our resilience. Our next issue will be dedicated to the protectors, defenders, and warriors. This is a global call for songs of survival, stories of sacred spaces, poems of protection, essays of experiences in taking a stand, and art honoring the earth from Standing Rock to Oak Flat to Mauna Kea, and every other place being threatened. We see you. Share your heartwork here. Submissions open to Indigenous writers, writers of color and allies.
As Us accepts original and previously unpublished works by Indigenous women and women of color.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, spokenword, creative nonfiction, fiction, academic essays, and more. If you have some innovative work or want to send us other genres, feel free to send it. We are looking for writing that moves us in some capacity whether that be on a craft, emotional, political, or story level.
ALL submissions should be in 12 pt Times New Roman, typed, paginated, and should include your name, address, phone number, and email address in the header of each page.
Poetry: please send us 3-5 poems.
Fiction: No more than 6,000 words.
Creative Nonfiction: No more than 6,000 words.
Academic Essays: No more than 6,000 words.
Spokenword: please send up 1-3 pieces. You may also include an audio or video of your work as well.
Reviews: If you have a review of a book written by an Indigenous author or a woman of color whose work you feel needs to be promoted we are definitely interested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for queries.
For ONLINE issues: We also accept photo essays, web comics, dance submissions, audio poems/prose, and more! If you think you have something that fits the mission, but isn’t listed on our page here, try us anyway!
For international submissions: Please include your writing in your language along with an English translation.