Our dream is to help future generations of AAPIs feel seen, heard, and loved—just as they are—through art and the written word.
Slant’d publishes stories that spark curiosity, introspection, and joy in children and adults. Our creative works center the voices of AAPIs while providing a refreshing perspective on the human experience beyond race.
Our inclusive editorial philosophy focuses on ideas, intent, and natural talent over achievements. We are committed to unleashing the potential of writers who have a great story to tell, regardless of their professional training or agented-status.
If you resonate with our mission and editorial vision, we encourage you to submit your work for consideration. We especially want to co-create with AAPI writers and artists who identify as disabled, neurodivergent, trans and LGBTQIA+, are over the age of 30, without an MFA, are unagented, or without professional / career training in the arts.
Our editorial process centers the creative partnership between authors, illustrators, editors, and designers because we know the importance of having a deep bench of support throughout the creative journey.
Slant’d is a great place for creatives who are collaborative, are willing to hold themselves accountable, and believe that feedback is a gift. If you’re a creative who prefers working solo, requires hand holding, or isn’t open to guidance, then Slant’d may not be the right place for you.
Our literary magazine is published annually and features personal essays, short stories, poetry, art, and photography by creators of all Asian backgrounds across generations, geographies, and experiences. Learn more here.
Please read the most recent issues to familiarize yourself with the types of stories we gravitate towards.
We are excited to curate our inaugural slate of books for 2025-2026! For our first list of titles, we will focus on adult creative nonfiction, short story collections, and children’s picture books (ages 4-8). Learn more here.
We will begin acquiring titles in 2024. Sign up for our mailing list or follow us on Instagram to be the first to know when we’re ready to accept book proposals. As a reminder: We do NOT accept unsolicited proposals via email.
Yes, of course! If your story idea is compelling, then we’ll consider it.
Thank you for supporting the AAPI community. Our publications intentionally center the voices of creators of all Asian backgrounds (including mixed-race Asians and adoptees). Out of respect, we ask that all allies refrain from taking up space in our publications to make room for more diverse voices.
No. We don’t accept unsolicited submissions outside of the submission window (typically in February). Any story ideas pitched outside of that window will not be read or considered.
Yes, but each story idea requires a separate application and relevant work samples.
In the spirit of accessibility, we don't charge submissions fees. However, as a completely volunteer-run organization, we encourage all applicants to make a tax-deductible donation to help us cover admin / tech costs.
Yes! As long as you consider yourself AAPI, we welcome your pitch.
Due to the volume of submissions and Slant’d being a completely volunteer-run organization, we regrettably can’t respond to every submission. If we are interested in including you in the next issue, then you will be notified in March.
No, we encourage un-agented writers and artists to submit their proposal, provided their project aligns with the types of work we publish.
Yes, as long as the work you’re submitting has not been published before (includes self-publishing)! Thank you for choosing Slant’d as a place to bring your story to life.
Welcome back! Yes, you can submit a book proposal as long as it’s a debut piece of work or an extension of your piece from the literary magazine.
Yes, as long as the work you’re submitting for Slant’d has not been published before (includes self-publishing).
Yes, but you must submit separate applications for each proposed project.
In the spirit of accessibility, we don't charge submission fees. However, as a completely volunteer-run organization, we provide the option for all applicants to make a tax-deductible donation to help us cover admin / tech costs.
Yes! We’d love to consider international submissions if the project meets the other criteria.
As a completely volunteer-run organization, we do our best to be as quick as possible and regrettably can’t respond to every submission. If we are interested in pursuing your project, then you will be notified within 6 months.
We’re currently focused on publishing children’s books for ages 4-8. We do not plan to acquire board books or YA books.
We love to hear it! Please submit your interest here.