Spring Issue: RESISTANT BODIES Call for Submissions + Call for New As[I]Am Staff


UPDATE: The call for submissions is OPEN UNTIL FEBRUARY 9TH! Get your submissions in and ask any questions at asiamproject@gmail.com.


As[I]Am is looking for submissions for our first spring issue, RESISTANT BODIES. We are an Asian American social justice publication that seeks to discuss, imagine, and re-imagine all the ways Asian American identities intersect with other identities and movements toward justice. In this issue, we are looking to curate pieces that examine the physical/mental body as a site for struggle, transformation, reflection… whatever that means to you.


What media do you accept?

We have accepted but are not limited to: interviews, organization profiles, visual art, audio and video, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Have something else in mind? Email us.

Can I submit already published material?

Yes. Please let us know where else it has been published as well.

Do contributors get compensated?

We recognize that articles require physical, mental, and emotional labor and we are committed to being mindful and fair of what we ask from our contributors. We are working on this, as we are a new publication. If you have concerns, please email us.


Please send the following materials to asiamproject@gmail.com by February 1st, 2014:

– A short 2-sentence blurb about the piece

– A brief 2-sentence bio about yourself as the author

The piece itself! (include a title and preferably what section you would like the piece to go under on the site)

– An image that you would like to accompany the piece on the site


If you have any questions, feel free to email us or Tweet us @ProjectAsIAm.



As[I]Am is looking for a content editor and social media extraordinaire to join our team. We’re a growing site that wants to get our name out there on major social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, as well as maintain our radical networks with other creative individuals doing social justice work.


We are currently an energetic two-person team who love to joke around even in the midst of our deadlines and who are constantly in communication about everything from immigration reform and poetry to how much we love good food and wacky Youtube videos.


We want to bring on someone who:

–          Is passionate about Asian American issues and representations in the media

–          Has tons of ideas for who to bring on as writers/artists and for social media growth

–          Can make a weekly 1-hour virtual meeting for As[I]Am

–          Has a lot of energy to make this all happen!


Your work as a content editor would center around finding awesome writers and artists to submit their work, copy and content editing, and working on our bi-annual magazine release. You would also be responsible for contributing to our social media output: regular Tweeting and building our social media presence.


We encourage folks from a variety of identities and backgrounds to apply – we want to create an intersectional space that features writers of many Asian ethnic identities, queer and trans* identified folks, and people from all different class and immigration backgrounds. Folks based on the West Coast, in the South, and in the Mid-West are encouraged to apply.


We are on track to find funding for our writers and editors, so this position would have the promise of a small honorarium in the future.


Please send a brief description of yourself and your work (resumé optional) to asiamproject@gmail.com. This position will remain open until filled. If you have any questions, feel free to email us or Tweet us @ProjectAsIAm.


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2 Responses to Spring Issue: RESISTANT BODIES Call for Submissions + Call for New As[I]Am Staff

  1. Sonam Saha January 7, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Do you grant write up from Bangladesh? If so, I am interested to share my one.

    • Jordan Alam January 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

      Hi Sonam!
      We will accept submissions from Bangladesh. We prioritize submissions of folks that identify as Asian American, but we also appreciate submissions from folks who do have experience working in issues that affect Asian Americans. Let me know if you have any questions on what that may look like! Also, we accept pitches if you are not sure whether their work would fit as of right now.

      Take care,
      Jordan A.