The Asexual is a quarterly journal featuring writers and creators from under the ace umbrella. This is the cover for volume 1, issue 1.

The Asexual is a quarterly journal featuring writers and creators from under the ace umbrella. This is the cover for volume 1, issue 1.

The Asexual, Vol. 1, Issue 1

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Paramo // Layout Editor: Michael Paramo

To whom it may concern,

I began The Asexual in October 2016 with some concerns, regarding both my limited experience as well as whether anyone would submit to this journal, yet remained hopeful. I have since been overwhelmed with the response, having now received a varied collection of poems, prose, personal essays, and more from writers who identify under the ace umbrella. Some of these writings are included in the subsequent pages of this first issue in addition to a short piece by myself. I would like to thank everyone who has submitted their beautiful words for this debut issue as well as anyone who has supported the journal on social media and elsewhere. I aspire to continue this project and develop it further in the future.

With love and appreciation,

Michael Paramo


Table of Contents

Disbelieving                                                                                                                       Michael Paramo

The Silent Pond                                                                                                                 Shunya Ta

Sheath                                                                                                                                 Shunya Ta

In the Forest                                                                                                                       Amanda Amos

Consuming A                                                                                                                     Shannon O. Sawyer

Philophobic                                                                                                                        Moira Armstrong

Pink Lipstick                                                                                                                       Moira Armstrong

The Couple                                                                                                                        Maribel C. Pagan

It Was                                                                                                                                   Kenyatta JP Garcia

Consuming                                                                                                                        Kenyatta JP Garcia

Ace in the Hole                                                                                                                  Gregory Morrison


All works published are original work by the authors. Owner retains copyright of work upon publication, but agrees to give The Asexual first serial/electronic rights, and electronic archival rights. Owner also agrees that if the work is published subsequently, either online or in print, credit to The Asexual is provided. For more information on submissions visit: TheAsexual.com

Photography by Michael Paramo.


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