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 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!