We are currently OPEN for submissions.
The reading period for Issue 2 is February 1, 2013 through April 15, 2013.
As Us accepts original and previously unpublished works by Indigenous
women and women of color. Simultaneous submissions are allowed but
please inform us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere for
publication. As Us accepts poetry, spokenword, creative nonfiction,
fiction, academic essays, and more. If you have some innovative work or
want to send us other genres, feel free to send it. We are looking for
writing that moves us in some capacity whether that be on a craft,
emotional, or story level.
ALL submissions should be in 12 pt Times New Roman, typed, paginated,
and should include your name, address, phone number, and email address
in the header of each page.
Poetry: please send us 3-5 poems.
Fiction: No more than 7,000 words.
Creative Nonfiction: No more than 7,000 words.
Academic Essays: No more than 7,000 words.
Spokenword: please send up 1-3 pieces. You may also include an audio or video of your work as well.
Reviews: If you have a review of a book written by an Indigenous author
or a woman of color whose work you feel needs to be promoted we are
asDOTusDOTjournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .) for queries.
For ONLINE issues: We also accept photo essays, web comics, dance
submissions, audio poems/prose, and more! If you think you have
something that fits the mission, but isn’t listed on our page here, try
For international submissions: Please include your writing in your language along with an English translation.
Email submissions to:
asDOTusDOTjournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
Include name and genre in the subject line. (First Name Last Name – Poetry / Fiction / etc)
Include a brief cover letter with a short biographical statement
(including your Indigenous affiliation or cultural heritage) with each
Response time is typically 1-3 months.