Call for Submissions: The Power of Place. Special dISorient edition for Onyx Journal. Due June 31

This is a special edition of Onyx Journal by Jasmaya Press run by Kambon Obayani. D Hideo Maruyama is the former editor of dISorient Journalzine and guest editing this volume of Onyx.

Remember dISorient Journalzine? If not, it was an Asian Pacific American Arts Journal based in Little Tokyo. This is not a full resurrection of the journal, but it will be run in a similar manner, but with a thematic component.
1. The topic should focus on the power of place. Preferences will be for work focusing on enclaves like Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Tokyo etc. However, work focusing on reflecting going back to the country of origin will also be considered. For example, if you are a 2nd Generation Pinoy, what does the Philippines mean to you. I am in particular looking for new work by Cambodians, Vietnamese, Korean and other recent APA immigrants.
2. Asian Pacific American Writers have no restrictions in terms of the power of place. The text could focus on Asia for example if you are a Korean adoptee.
3. If you are not Asian Pacific American, you are free to submit, but again it must focus on Little Tokyo or another Asian Pacific American enclave as the center of the setting for the submission.
Font preference is Times New Roman 12 point font or Calibri.
Double Space
MS Word File
Essay–2500 words max
Please use the MLA format if this is a research based paper.
Short Story–2500 words max
Only one short story will be accepted.
Poetry–Up to 10 pages, which might be 10 poems or one long poem.
Lead Editor: D Hideo Maruyama. Contact: or
Deadline: Extended to June 31, 2018

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