The Margins

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Founded in 2012, The Margins is a magazine of literature, arts, and ideas, dedicated to inventing the Asian American creative culture of tomorrow. As the editorial arm of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, it draws upon a commitment to social justice to imagine a vibrant, nuanced, multiracial, and transnational Asian America. The digital magazine currently houses three special projects: Open City, which brings to light stories from Asian immigrant and Muslim communities across NYC; A World Without Cages, which explores the literature of mass incarceration and migrant detention; and the Transpacific Literary Project, which translates and draws together writing from East and Southeast Asia in collaborative and themed port- folios. The Margins is edited by Jyothi Natarajan, Yasmin Adele Majeed, Noel Pangilinan, Kaitlin Rees, Emily Jungmin Yoon, and Ayesha Raees. The publication works in tandem with AAWW’s fellowship programs to nurture emerging Asian American writers.

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Twitter: @aaww; Instagram: @aaww_nyc; Facebook
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Dana Isokawa
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Managing Editor
Submissions Policy
We publish: 1) original creative writing, whether poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or even interdisciplinary work; 2) essays on literature and politics by sophisticated thinkers who can speak to a general audience about race, gender, sexuality, immigration, postcolonialism, pop culture, and diaspora; 3) reportage about immigrant communities in NYC by narrative storytellers who can set a scene with rich imagery and descriptive detail. We accept submissions via our Submittable page at We regularly accept original poetry, nonfiction and fiction as well as submissions for special themed folios that publish on The Margins periodically. We open and close submissions periods from time to time to allow our editors a break from reading.
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