Bringing the Magazine to Life

Submissions Guidelines

Unlike other publications, Slant'd prioritizes potential over polish. We ask for a pitch, rather than a fully written-out piece or completed artwork. While we are proud to be the home for emerging creatives, all submissions must be accompanied by a portfolio of sample work in order to be considered.

We accept original story ideas for creative non-fiction (personal essays, memoir, short stories), short screenplays, poetry, art, and photography.

We were created specifically to uplift the work of creators of all Asian backgrounds (including mixed-race Asians and adoptees) across generations and geographies.

We ask for FNASR (first North American Serial Rights). All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you notify us immediately if the work is accepted for publication elsewhere.

We recommend that you read the most recent issues to familiarize yourself with the types of stories we gravitate towards. Subscriptions and Memberships are available for the latest issue or you can purchase past issues here.

Magazine Lifecycle

Slant'd accepts story idea submissions once a year (every February). We do not accept submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year. We read every single application, but due to volume of submissions, we will only respond to those whose stories we’re most interested in and best fit the theme for the upcoming issue.

February
Theme announced and submissions window opens
Spring – Summer
Story and art development
Fall
Production, launch, and celebrations!

How we work: we put the relationship back in "working relationship"

Co-creation is one of our values and it's reflected in our approach to story development.

We're "Asian auntie" protective about our people. We love playing matchmaker with our Editorial Team, writers, and artists. Trust and empathy are critical for cultivating a safe container for creativity. There's no room for jerks or big egos here.

We are not afraid to roll up our sleeves. All contributors are required to kick off the process with a 1:1 story workshop and are supported throughout the journey from idea to page.

Believe us when we say that we'll be your biggest cheerleaders. Expect words of encouragement, internal team celebrations, and hype on social.

What contributors get in return

Everyone has a story. What's yours?

Unfortunately, we’re not currently accepting story ideas (psst: this usually happens in February). Keep an eye on social and sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know when submissions open!

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We put the relationship back in "working relationship"