Journal Submissions 

The Asexual is currently accepting submissions of writing and visual art for online and physical publication in Vol. 1, Issue 3 on the theme of "Body" and its intersections with asexuality. Full guidelines are listed below:

Issue Theme: Body 

While "body" may appear to refer most directly to the human body, the term can also be interpreted and applied more broadly and abstractly, incorporating other types of bodies and bodily forms. Some potential themes of written and visual work to submit include discussing, analyzing, or questioning how your own asexual/ace body is perceived by yourself and others, how issues of body-image and/or fatness intersect with asexuality, as well as how, in a general sense, asexual/ace bodies are perceived societally. More abstract themes may grapple with asexual bodies in nature, universal ideas of purpose and asexual bodies, as well as conceptions of reproduction and asexuality.

Note: While submissions for Vol. 1, Issue 3 are not absolutely required to intersect with the theme of the issue, it is encouraged for the purposes of cohesiveness and organization.

Requirements:

The only requirement to submit work to be included in The Asexual journal is that you must identify under the ace umbrella. This journal was created with the intention of providing a space for ace people to share their life experiences and stories through their writing. 

What To Submit:

Any type of writing, including poetry, prose, nonfiction, essays, abstract pieces, etc.

Any type of visual media, including photography, sketches, drawings, paintings, comics, etc.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should be entirely original work and, preferably, previously unpublished, although this can be negotiated. There is no minimum length requirement, but please attempt to keep submissions of written work under 50 lines for poetry and under 3,000 words for prose. If you would like to send in a longer piece, please send an email to AsexualJournal@gmail.com prior to submission for confirmation. Along with your submission, send a 50-150 word bio about yourself (identity, location, etc.) written in third person. Send submissions in a .doc(x) or .pdf file.

Publication:

The Asexual aims to respond with either an acceptance or rejection within 3 months of original submission. Notices are frequently sent out near, on, or shortly following the deadline for the issue, in order to gauge the outlook for the upcoming issue.

If selected, your work will potentially undergo an editing process prior to publication. With your final approval, the work will then be published in the next upcoming issue, unless otherwise stated. Issues are published at the beginning of the following month (i.e. If the deadline is in September, the issue will be published in early October).

All publications are paid at the current rate of $2.5o for poems and $5.00 for essays/artwork, as per the most recently surpassed Patreon goal. Payments will be distributed electronically via Paypal following the publication of the issue online and in print.

Copyright:

Owner retains copyright of work upon publication.

You agree to give The Asexual first serial/electronic and print rights, and electronic and print archival rights. You agree to allow your work to be published online and in print/physical release and to be promoted on any social media of The Asexual. You agree to allow your work to be available for download in PDF format and on the TheAsexual.com upon release for free as well as for purchase in physical format. You also agree that if the work is published subsequently, either online or in print, credit to The Asexual is provided.

Deadline for Vol. 1, Issue 3: September 15th, 2017

Send Submissions To: AsexualJournal@gmail.com

Article Submissions

The Asexual is always accepting article submissions to be published online on theasexual.com and promoted through social media. Full guidelines are listed below:

Requirements:

The only requirement to submit work to be included on The Asexual is that you must identify under the ace umbrella. This website was created with the intention of providing a space that centers asexual/ace perspectives, narratives, and activism. 

What To Submit:

Article submissions should intersect with asexuality in some manner. Some potential themes for article topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Your interpretation of asexuality/ace representation in media (book, film, television, video game, etc.).
  • A self-analysis of what identifying as an asexual/ace person means to you and why.
  • A description of a recent event that intersected with asexuality or included asexual/ace people.
  • An analysis of asexuality and its intersections with queerness, queer pride, and/or queer discourse.
  • Reviewing media (book, film, television show, music, etc.) that intersects with asexuality in some manner.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should be entirely original work and, preferably, previously unpublished, although this can be negotiated. There is no minimum length requirement, but please attempt to keep submissions between 400 and 1,500 words. If you would like to send in a longer piece, please send an email to AsexualJournal@gmail.com prior to submission for confirmation. Along with your article submission, send a 50-150 word bio about yourself (identity, location, etc.) written in third person. Additionally, please send in a square picture of yourself (or an image that you would like to represent yourself) to be included as a profile picture with your article. You are also welcome to send up to 2 social media or website promotional links with your piece to be included at the end of your article. Send submissions in a .doc(x) or .pdf file.

Publication:

The Asexual aims to respond with either an acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks of original submission.

If selected, your work will likely undergo an editing process prior to publication. With your final approval, the article will then be published online on TheAsexual.com as soon as possible.

All publications are paid at the current rate of $2.5o for articles published on TheAsexual.com, as per the most recently surpassed Patreon goal. Payments will be distributed electronically via PayPal following the publication of the article.

Copyright:

Owner retains copyright of work upon publication.

You agree to give The Asexual first serial/electronic and electronic archival rights. You agree to allow your article to be published online and to be promoted on any social media of The Asexual. You also agree that if the work is published subsequently, either online or in print, credit to The Asexual is provided.

Send Submissions To: AsexualJournal@gmail.com

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