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P.O. Box 31928
San Francisco, CA, 94131-0928

A space to encourage writing of Filipino American literature and the arts



Philippine American Writers and Artists blog for lit/arts events, reviews, news, and opportunities.

Call for Submissions: Matrices Press


From Matrices Press website: Matrices believes your voice should be heard.

Matrices represents “integrated” diversity versus the “mistaken” idea of diversity. A good friend of mine, a non-profit director, was asked by her board to check in to see what the women think about an upcoming decision. She had to point out to the board that true integration means the women would not have separate meetings, but that the meetings should be integrated. In 2011, many would think this is a no-brainer, but it really is not. Such is the concept behind a “diversity event," a segregated event where the “different” people are welcome instead of ALL. I’ve encountered age, gender, and even race segregation and discrimination time and time again.

Integrated diversity means ALL voices contribute to ideas from bottom up planning / top down analysis to pop culture / mainstream. Let's redefine mainstream! -Rajshree Chauhan, staff

Accepting Submissions

Matrices Press is publishing an anthology of works late in 2012. We are now accepting submissions of previously unpublished, original works:

  • Poetry: five poems up to 8 pages (no epics please).
  • Fiction: one short story, or up to three works of flash fiction up to 4,000 words.
  • Creative nonfiction: one essay or memoir up to 4,000 words.
  • Short plays or Monologues: 6 pages maximum.
  • Comics: submit one “graphic narrative” up to 6 pages maximum.
  • Photographs, Drawings, and Digital Art: up to five digital files (min 600dpi).

1) Please notify us as soon as possible if the submission is accepted elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if so indicated.

2) Please enclose a brief autobiographical statement with your submission.

3) Please include your email address in the header of the document.

Email submissions to:

Note on themes/topics: We believe that your voice will carry all of your experiences with it; you cannot help but to be who you are whatever you write about. Certainly an essay or memoir will be more focused on some aspect of your life and experiences like "diversity" or "multiculturalism" or "assimilation" or "silencing" or "marginalization" (this is not meant to be a comprehensive list), but your creative writing will be on a number of different topics and will represent a variety of views when published together.