The Distanced Project is closed. We are now accepting submissions for ‘Queer Loving‘.

ang(st) focuses on feminist bodies and physical experiences. Read more about us and our journey here.

We publish themed issues twice a year. Our submission periods are:

  • Jan-March for our April issue
  • July-Sep for our October issue

In addition to this, we also run small projects throughout the year.

We mainly publish poetry and prose but we are open to anything text-based: creative non-fiction, micros, diary entries, personal essays, etc. We do not publish literary or pop-culture criticism, reviews, or research articles. Currently we only publish in English, but we are looking for ways to incorporate other languages into our zine. We’re open to visual and digital art, sketches, illustrations, photography, etc. We also select our cover art from the submissions we receive. We are always open to hybrid pieces or works that push the boundaries and definitions of art and language. Send them in and we’ll figure out the rest!

Our feminism is intersectional, inclusive, queer-positive, body-positive, sex-positive, and transnational. We prioritize LGBTQ+, BIPOC, disabled, and other marginalized voices. Read our previous issues to get an idea of our themes and the kind of work we publish.


Submit a single piece of your work to with a cover letter and a short bio (around 50 words).

Attach your submission as doc/docx or a jpeg/png file. Add a PDF version if your piece has unique formatting.

In the cover letter tell us how you found out about us or why you think your piece is a good fit for our theme. We are especially looking for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and other marginalized voices, so feel free (but not obligated) to highlight that in your email. You can include your pronouns and any social media links that you might want to promote in your bio. For reference, check out our contributors’ bios here.

Specify the theme and the type of work you are submitting (prose/ poetry/visual art/hybrid) in the subject of the email. This will help us manage our inbox and ensure that your email doesn’t get lost in the clutter! Here’s a sample email subject: (Submission Skin Poetry)

Please only send us work that is previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged but please inform us if your piece is accepted elsewhere. We read all our issue-based submissions at the end of the submission period. But we might have a quicker response time for our projects. In either case, we try to send a quick “confirmation of submission” email. Feel free to send us a query or reminder if you don’t receive a response within six weeks.

Copyright ©: We ask for world publication and archival rights. Copyright always rests with the author or artist but your piece will remain archived on our website. If you happen to publish your work somewhere else in the future, please mention that it was first published with us.

Compensation and Fees: ang(st) is run by a team of volunteers. We can’t afford to pay our contributors right now. But we will work hard to promote you and your work. We do not charge any submission or reading fees. And we nominate for Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes.

ang(st) is a safe space. We will not accept or publish content that is racist, misogynistic, ableist, queerphobic, xenophobic or discriminatory in any way. Nor do we want to publish artists who hold or advocate such beliefs. Do not send us your hateful views or trauma porn. We hold the right to remove the work of any author or artist that is revealed to hold such views or is accused of problematic behavior.

We are now on Patreon!

Help us continue our work and become a paying market