Call for Submissions: Distanced 3.0

Call for Submissions: Distanced 3.0

The Distanced Project hopes to capture a range of experiences and responses to the self or otherwise imposed isolation due to Covid-19. How does this isolation affect our bodies? How do the intersections of our identities and physicalities affect our access to amenities and our experiences with social distancing?

Distanced 3.0 will explore the far-reaching effects of Covid-19: from the hyper-personal to the sociopolitical, from current fears to future imaginations. Zoom out and show us the bigger picture. Or give us sneak peeks of your everyday life right now: organizing your junk drawer for the first time ever or falling apart to C movies on Netflix. Capture your zany, poignant, or heartbreaking moments. Or tell us what the future might look like.

We will be publishing short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art and hybrid pieces throughout the month of August. As always, we want work that showcases intersectional experiences and identities, especially writing and art that intersects with class, race, mental health, physical well-being, and the environment.

Please submit a single piece of your work by filling out our form.

FAQs

1. When will I get published?

We are running this project through August. We will be reading submissions regularly and publishing selected work within a week.

2. Do you accept simultaneous submissions?

Yes!

3. I want to submit poetry AND visual art. Do you accept multiple submissions?

We accept submissions in multiple formats. So you can submit one poem, one visual art and one prose piece. Please fill out one form per format.

4. I was published in Distanced or Distanced 2.0. Can I submit again?

We would like to open 3.0 to new writers and artists. If you have been published in Distanced or Distanced 2.0, please sit this one out. But you are more than welcome to submit for our HAIR issue.

5. Can I just email you my work?

We are using the form to manage our submissions effectively for a quicker turnaround. We will not be considering email submissions for this project.

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.

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 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!