Hyphen

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
We publish a range of emerging to established talent each year. Poets have included Ocean Vuong, Patrick Rosal, Sally Wen Mao, Cathy Linh Che, and Matthew Olzmann. For a representative fiction piece, please look at Laura Chow Reeve's "1,000-Year-Old Ghosts," which was a winner of the 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers award.
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment

Editorial Focus

Hyphen is a news and culture magazine, media outlet and community partner, that illuminates Asian America through hard-hitting investigative features on the cultural and political trends shaping the fastest-growing ethnic population in the country. 

Tips From the Editor

  • Your cover letter should be short and sweet. Avoid giving a detailed synopsis or superlative summary of your piece(s); let your work speak for yourself.
  • Asian American themes are not essential. We are much more interested in work that incorporates identity than in work that is about identity. We are looking for work with unique voices, strong imagery, and interesting perspectives.
  • We do not accept multiple submissions within the same category for prose. For poetry, you may send up to 6 poems in a single document. Please wait back before you submit another piece.
  • If you are non-Asian, we are really not interested in your story about traipsing through Asia "finding yourself." Please don't send it to us.

Contact Information

Karissa Chen, Editor-in-Chief
17 Walter U. Lum Place
San Francisco
CA
94108
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Last updated: Jul 10, 2017