Call for Submissions: Distanced 2.0

Call for Submissions: Distanced 2.0

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 is tired, frantic, and fragile. It also finds hope, solitude, and peace in slowing down.

We understand the significance of these experiences and emotions, and the need to express them to the world. So we are now announcing Distanced 2.0: a platform where you can share your experiences, vent your frustrations, find digital connections, reminisce happier pasts, or imagine better futures.

Building upon our success with the Distanced Project, we want to open our doors to all forms of art: poetry, prose, fiction, creative non-fiction, hybrid, visual art, photography, etc.

How to submit:

Send a single piece of your work to angstfzine@gmail.com with the subject (Submissions Distanced Title). Please include a short bio (< 50 words) in the body of the email along with your pronouns and social media handles.

Please only send us pieces that are currently unpublished. We ask for first world publication rights. You are free to publish your work elsewhere in the future but please mention that it was published with us first.

ang(st) is run by a team of volunteers and currently cannot offer payment to its contributors. We will be reading, responding and publishing works as and when they come in. However, please allow us some time to get back to you.

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 angstfzine@gmail.com 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.