EDITORS' NOTE: During our 2021 season, co-curated by guest editor Eugenia Leigh, we are accepting submissions on the theme of "'Asian American Futures." Regular submissions (open to Asian American poets and visual artists) are currently open from January 11th–February 11th. Submissions for Youth Folio (open to Asian American poets and visual artists aged 14–24) will open from March 11th–April 11th. More information can be found on our blog. Please also check out our Submissions FAQ and read our guidelines carefully before proceeding.

General Guidelines:

  • You may submit only once per reading period. 
  • We ask that contributors whose work we published in the 2020 season refrain from submitting during the current season. (We welcome you to submit again next year!)
  • All submissions should be submitted via Submittable only. Submissions sent to us via email will not be read.
  • Your submission must meet both our general guidelines and the specific guidelines for the category in which you are submitting. (Categories of work accepted are Poetry and Visual Art. Please note that there are separate submission forms for each of these categories. We no longer accept translations.)
  • Please include a cover letter with your submission that includes a short biographical statement. We ask that you limit these statements to 1–2 sentences per artist.
  • In submitting your work to us, you guarantee that the pieces included in your manuscript have not been published before—either electronically or print—and that they constitute your original creative work. Rights revert to the author upon publication of the work.
  • We are a tiny volunteer editorial team, so we read slowly! Please allow approximately eight weeks after the end of the reading period before you query us about our response to your submission.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but you must alert us to which poems have been submitted simultaneously and must inform us immediately should they be accepted elsewhere.
  • Submissions that do not meet our guidelines will not be read.

As we enter 2021, many of us face uncertainty or grief, but the new year gives us a chance to dare to hope. And there is so much to hope for in the Asian American community, from the leadership of young Asian American activists on the protest lines to the rising profiles of Asian American artists, writers, and scholars on the national and global stages. This season, we’re hoping to publish poetry and visual art that embodies the spirit of a “love letter” to the future of Asian America. Maybe you have something to say to the young people in your life. Maybe you look at Kamala Harris and see a glimpse of your own childhood dreams or even the dreams you haven’t yet dreamed. Or maybe you’re thinking about the work we still need to do: about climate change, police brutality, anti-Asian racism, incarceration at the border, rising food insecurity, the model minority myth. Maybe you’ll channel the prophetic, the visionary; maybe you’ll see glimmers of hope in the ordinary. However you interpret this call, we look forward to hearing what you have to say. Please read our guidelines and tips carefully and send us your work by February 11th.

This call is open to all poets who identify as Asian American. We especially welcome submissions from poets who identify with marginalized groups within the Asian American community. If you are a young poet aged 14–24, we encourage you to send us your work during our Youth Folio submissions period (from March 11th–April 11th) instead.

Details:

  • Please submit no more than four poems at a time (eight pages maximum). 
  • All poems should be included in a single file. 
  • Your submission must also follow our general guidelines
  • For collaborative pieces, please submit under the name of only one artist but include all collaborators’ names in the "Description" field, in your cover letter, and in the manuscript itself.
  • We are only able to accept a limited number of submissions each month under our Submittable plan. Should we reach our January limit before 1/31, this form will shut down temporarily, but please don't worry! It will reopen again first thing on 2/1.
  • Questions? Please refer to our Submissions FAQ post on our blog; if your question isn't answered there, feel free to shoot us an email at editors [at] lanternreview [dot] com.




As we enter 2021, many of us face uncertainty or grief, but the new year gives us a chance to dare to hope. And there is so much to hope for in the Asian American community, from the leadership of young Asian American activists on the protest lines to the rising profiles of Asian American artists, writers, and scholars on the national and global stages. This season, we’re hoping to publish poetry and visual art that embodies the spirit of a “love letter” to the future of Asian America. Maybe you have something to say to the young people in your life. Maybe you look at Kamala Harris and see a glimpse of your own childhood dreams or even the dreams you haven’t yet dreamed. Or maybe you’re thinking about the work we still need to do: about climate change, police brutality, anti-Asian racism, incarceration at the border, rising food insecurity, the model minority myth. Maybe you’ll channel the prophetic, the visionary; maybe you’ll see glimmers of hope in the ordinary. However you interpret this call, we look forward to hearing what you have to say. Please read our guidelines and tips carefully and send us your work by February 11th.


This call is open to all visual artists who identify as Asian American. We especially welcome submissions from artists who identify with marginalized groups within the Asian American community. If you are a young artist aged 14–24, we encourage you to send us your work during our Youth Folio submissions period (from March 11th–April 11th) instead.


Details:

  • Please submit no more than four images at a time (additional pieces will not be considered). 
  • Your submission must also follow our general guidelines
  • For collaborative pieces, please submit under the name of only one artist but include all collaborators’ names in the "Description" field, in your cover letter, and in the manuscript itself.
  • We are only able to accept a limited number of submissions each month under our Submittable plan. Should we reach our January limit before 1/31, this form will shut down temporarily, but please don't worry! It will reopen again first thing on 2/1.
  • Questions? Please refer to our Submissions FAQ post on our blog; if your question isn't answered there, feel free to shoot us an email at editors [at] lanternreview [dot] com.




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