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.


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?


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: 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
  • 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.