CHERRY MOON

Emerging Voices from the Asian diaspora 

CHERRY MOON is a special print issue of GASHER exclusively featuring the voices of Asian diaspora emerging writers. We seek to amplify emerging voices in our community while also highlighting the vast diversity of the Asian diaspora as a whole.

cover art by: Mei Lam So

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About the issue

The issue will be perfect-bound, printed on 12pt CPS matte cover stock and #60 text cream, and distributed through GASHER Press. Upon acceptance, each selected creative will be asked to complete a short interview that will run alongside their work. 


Our submissions are free and unthemed. We want your subversive poem, your fractured story, your work that scratches at the moon.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • We accept work from anyone who self-identifies as a member of the Asian diaspora, a group broadly defined as people with Asian heritage who live or have lived outside of their ‘ancestral homeland.’ 

  • Writers must be emerging, meaning yet to publish a full-length book of any genre (chapbooks & self-publishing are okay).

  • Young Asian diaspora writers (under 18), queer Asian diaspora writers, & Asian diaspora writers who exist along multiple axes of discrimination are encouraged to submit.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • We accept unpublished poetry and prose from anyone who self-identifies as eligible to submit. The theme is open. Works do not need to address the diaspora experience.

  • Poetry: Please submit no more than 4 poems (8 pages) per submission.

  • Prose: Please submit micro, flash, and stories/essays between 100-3,000 words. Please submit no more than 4 works together totaling 3,000 words. Indicate if your work is fiction or creative nonfiction.

  • Work should be submitted as a single document in either .docx or .doc. Please include a brief, third-person biography with your submission. 

  • We do not consider previously published work. We happily consider simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Multiple submissions are accepted and you may submit in both categories.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • CHERRY MOON is free to submit to.

  • We aim to respond to all submissions in about 2 weeks, but please be generous with us if we take longer.
     

The Editorial Team for CHERRY MOON

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KAYA DIERKS 

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GASHER Fiction Editor

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YVANNA VIEN TICA

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Guest Editor

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DIVYASRI KRISHNAN

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GAIA RAJAN

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