Blue Oak Press is Calling for Submissions

They Rise Like A Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets

Blue Oak Press has begun accepting submissions for They Rise Like A Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets which will be published in Spring 2020. The  anthology’s goal is to, in this troubling political and cultural era, share a true American perspective of origins and lifestyle that defies any current effort to constrict the definition of American. We earnestly seek to create an anthology that celebrates our religious, ethnic, cultural, gender, and political diversity. We also hope that our anthology is one drop in an inevitable wave that pushes back against the recent rise of racial and religious intolerance in America.

Dear Poet,

Blue Oak Press (BOP) of Northern California (www.blueoakpress.media) is preparing They Rise Like A Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets (2020). You are invited to submit a poem or poems for inclusion in the anthology. While our invitation does not guarantee publication, we highly deem your work, and look forward to your submission. Along with myself, several distinguished poets and scholars make up an editorial team that will make final determinations on the poems that will be included in the anthology.

Our anthology’s goal is to, in this troubling political and cultural era, share a true American perspective that defies any current effort to constrict the definition of American. We earnestly seek to create an anthology that celebrates our cultural, ethnic, gender, religious, and political diversity. We also hope that our anthology is one drop in the inevitable wave that pushes back against the recent rise of racial and religious intolerance in America.

Either a literary colleague’s recommendation, inclusion in another anthology, work in a literary magazine or webmag, or previously published work has brought you to our attention. Poets Garrett Hongo, Sandra McPherson, and anthology editors Christine Kitano and Alycia Pirmohamed have also made recommendations to us. Our goal is to include both emerging poetic voices and established Asian American women poets. Each poet will receive a contributor’s copy. We hope you will consider submitting your work.

Forthcoming publications by Blue Oak Press include Karst Mountains Will Bloom: The Collected Poems of Pos Moua, Coyote Logic by Lisa Dominguez Abraham, and Song of the Cluster Bomblets by Soul Vang. 

Randy White

Managing Editor

Blue Oak Press

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