Call for submissions: Issue 4

Call for submissions: Issue 4

Our next issue focuses on the theme of HAIR.

Everyone has an opinion on hair: family, lovers, partners, friends, religion, culture, society. It has been a tool of oppression, a form of control, or an impossible beauty ideal that excludes most of the population. It has also become an extension of our identities— a form of protest, of self-expression, of finding our communities.

Tell us your hair stories: the color, the texture, the choices you make, how you feel about your hair. Has it always been in control? Have others’ opinions influenced how you wear it? What does your culture say about your hair? What’s a good or bad hair day for you? What makes you feel desirable? What makes you self-conscious?

We want fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art that intersect with broader issues or specific moments. Show us your stunning up-dos, your hair revelations, your hairy leg and sweaty armpit stories. Show us your fresh-haircut confidence and your bad hair hide-under-the-covers days.

Submit a single piece of your work to angstfzine@gmail.com. Add a short bio (<50 words) with your pronouns and social media handles. Don’t forget to mention the theme “HAIR” in the subject of your email. We welcome experimental and hybrid forms. Please read our general guidelines here before submitting.

Submissions will be open until 10th September.

Issue 4 will be out on 1st October, 2020.

Call for Community Manager

We’re looking for someone who can

  • Focus on branding, communication and promotional strategies
  • Handle our IG and Patreon
  • Create content and graphics (sometimes)

Write to us at angstfzine@gmail.com about 

  • any previous experience
  • your feminism & vision for ang(st)
  • why you’d be a good fit for our team

This is a voluntary position. We prioritize LGBTQ+, BIPOC+, disabled, and other marginalized identities.

Meet our Art Editor: Maria Picone

Meet our Art Editor: Maria Picone

We’re thrilled to present Maria Picone as the newest addition to our team! She will join us in reading all submissions with a focus on visual art and hybrid pieces.

Maria (she/her) is a writer and artist from Korea by way of Massachusetts. Her writing explores identity, mental health, memory, and broader political and social issues. She’s interested in painting, hybrid work, and photography. In her spare time, she loves drinking tea, looking for classes to take, and playing with her cat, Minwu.

Find her on Twitter and her website.

Call for submissions: Queer Loving (updated)

Call for submissions: Queer Loving (updated)

This Pride month we want to celebrate queerness by creating something wholesome and positive— an escape from our crushing realities. We also want to highlight the beautiful parts of queer narratives that often get overshadowed. (Give us more queer stories with happy endings, amirite?) We know queerphobia exists. We know the queer experience is fraught with rejection and abuse. We don’t want it to define us.

We also support #BlackLivesMatter. People are fighting for their basic rights. People are starving, fighting, dying. Being queer does not excuse us from being complicit in these oppressive systems. There are queer victims, survivors, protesters, apologists, and perpetrators.

We have decided to go forward with our issue on Queer Loving while also elevating Black and queer voices and creating a space of love, courage and solidarity. So, we are creating a QTBIPOC issue. We especially want to publish Black queer experiences . We hope to provide a space of tenderness, healing and courage. Where we can find the strength to fight. Where we can examine our privilege and stand in solidarity.

Queer loving encompasses all forms of love: love for same or different genders, love for one or more people, sexual or kink-based bonds, platonic loves, friendships, relationships, love from supportive families or from the new families we create for ourselves, and finally, self-love. We’re looking for prose, poetry, hybrid and visual art. Share with us your objects of desire, your moments of connection, your stories of support and belonging. Tell us about the bodies you love and the bodies that love you.

How to Submit:

  • Send a single piece of your work to angstfzine@gmail.com.
  • Add a short bio (<50 words) in your cover letter with pronouns & social media handles (this is optional).
  • Mention Pride 2020 in the subject.

Submissions will be open from 1st to 25th June.

The issue will be published on 30th June, 2020.

Call for Submissions: Pride 2020

Call for Submissions: Pride 2020

This Pride month we are creating a special issue to celebrate pride and showcase queer people loving queer bodies. Keeping the current global situation in mind, we want to create an issue that focuses on the positive: the beauty and wholesomeness of queer love. 

Queer loving encompasses all forms of love: love for same or different genders, love for one or more people, sexual or kink-based bonds, platonic loves, friendships, relationships, love from supportive families or from the new families we create for ourselves, and finally, self-love. Share with us your objects of desire, your moments of connection, your stories of support and belonging. Tell us about the bodies you love and the bodies that love you.

Send a single piece of your work (poetry, prose, visual art, or hybrid) to angstfzine@gmail.com. Make sure to include Pride2020 in the subject.

Submissions will be open from 1st to 25th June. The issue will be published on 30th June, 2020.

Call for Art Editor

Call for Art Editor

Join the ang(st) team!

We are looking for a new addition to our team: specifically someone who is well versed with one or more visual art styles. We decide on all submissions together as a team. So the art editor will weigh in on all the submissions we receive. But we’re looking for someone to take the lead on visual art and hybrid submissions.

We understand that not all artists have the desire or the privilege of formally learning their craft. So we don’t care about that at all. What we do care about is your knowledge, your own practice, and how you are as a person.

To apply, send us an email at angstfzine@gmail.com. Tell us about:

  1. your artwork and aesthetic: We want to know about what kind of art you create and enjoy! Add links and samples as required
  2. your feminism and your vision for ang(st): Feminism and intersectionality are integral to ang(st)’s identity. We want to make sure our newest member is equally passionate and committed to the cause. Tell us about your feminist politics and your experiences with marginalization (if any). How do you interpret our focus on feminist bodies?
  3. why you think you’d be a good fit for our team: We just want to be a happy family! Do you like us as people? (Please say yes!) Do you vibe with the kinds of pieces we have published so far?

This is a voluntary position since we cannot afford to pay any of our team members at this time. We will prioritize artists/editors from marginalized and underrepresented communities. 

Send in your applications by 25th May, 2020!

Call for Submissions: Distanced 2.0

Call for Submissions: Distanced 2.0

What happens to the body in times of social distancing?

The body wants to stay safe but wants familiar connections and stimulation. It hosts fears and frustrations, about survival, and the future of the world. It is tired, frantic, and fragile. It also finds hope, solitude, and peace in slowing down.

We understand the significance of these experiences and emotions, and the need to express them to the world. So we are now announcing Distanced 2.0: a platform where you can share your experiences, vent your frustrations, find digital connections, reminisce happier pasts, or imagine better futures.

Building upon our success with the Distanced Project, we want to open our doors to all forms of art: poetry, prose, fiction, creative non-fiction, hybrid, visual art, photography, etc.

How to submit:

Send a single piece of your work to angstfzine@gmail.com with the subject (Submissions Distanced Title). Please include a short bio (< 50 words) in the body of the email along with your pronouns and social media handles.

Please only send us pieces that are currently unpublished. We ask for first world publication rights. You are free to publish your work elsewhere in the future but please mention that it was published with us first.

ang(st) is run by a team of volunteers and currently cannot offer payment to its contributors. We will be reading, responding and publishing works as and when they come in. However, please allow us some time to get back to you.

Call for Submissions: Distanced Project

Call for Submissions: Distanced Project

What happens to the body in times of social distancing?

The body wants to stay safe but wants familiar connections and stimulation. It hosts fears and frustrations, about survival, and the future of the world. It also finds hope, solitude, self-care and peace in slowing down.

This April, to celebrate National Poetry Writing Month, we want to capture your emotional responses to the self or otherwise imposed isolation due to Covid-19. We will publish ten poems that reflect the complexity of these trying times; and showcase a variety of experiences of this phenomenon.

Send us your experiences of being “Distanced“: your anxieties, your little celebrations, your moments of solace, your lost and found connections. 

Send your entries to angstfzine@gmail.com with the subject (Submissions_Distanced_Name of the Poem). Send us a single poem as an attachment with a short bio (< 50 words) in the body of the email. We will be reading, responding and publishing poems throughout the month.


The project is now live on our website. Find it here.

Call for Submissions: Issue 3

Call for Submissions: Issue 3

Our next issue focuses on the theme of SKIN.

What is it like to be in your skin? Are you comfortable in it? Do you love it? Hate it? How is it perceived?

We welcome pieces that critique and celebrate this aspect of our bodies. But we’re also looking for creative interpretations of this theme.

Send your prose, poetry, and visual art to angstfzine@gmail.com. If you are submitting to us for the first time, please read our guidelines here.

Submissions will be open until 8th March. Issue 3 will be out on 1st April, 2020.