CHERRY MOON: Emerging Voices from the Asian Diaspora with Gasher Press

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CHERRY MOON: Emerging Voices from the Asian Diaspora

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 un-themed.

We want your subversive poem, your fractured story, your work that scratches at the moon.


  • 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.


  • We accept unpublished poetry and prose from anyone who self-identifies as eligible to submit.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.


  • 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.

Can’t submit but want to support? Pre-order the issue 

Submission Period
May 19, 2022 -August 20, 2022

Contact Name
Kaya Dierks
Contact Title
Fiction Editor
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