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: 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 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.