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About

The Brown Orient was founded in response to the dire underrepresentation endured by creatives hailing from the mainlands and diaspora of South, Southeast, Southwest, and Central Asia. In the midst of mainstream media's conscious erasure of our voices, we utilize independent publishing to weave our resistance into something tangible. We refer to these less acknowledged Asian regions as a greater Brown Asia, an often challenged terminology that is in fact a concrete attempt to reclaim the word that holds more depth than mere association with the stigma that we also fight against: the word that speaks volumes about our color, culture, and collective strength. In commitment to this promise of uplifting marginalized talents, we choose to exclusively feature writers and artists who identify as a woman or as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, who remain sidelined even within their immediate communities. The Brown Orientis a creative space dedicated to the silenced, the inspired, the enraged. Through art and literature, we aim to spark conversations that lie on the intersection of race and gender, championing equality for brown-skinned Asian women and LGBTQIA+ folks by ensuring a platform that is founded solely to host their bold artistic expression.

Country of Publication & Year Established

International Established in 2018

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region, All ethnic groups/populations, People with Middle Eastern or North African origins, People with South Asian origins, People with Southeast Asian origins, All genders, Females, All sexual identities.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction On Hiatus

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
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Nonfiction On Hiatus

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir, Place/Regions (Specific region), Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 1,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 1,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry On Hiatus

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art On Hiatus

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Women/Female issues), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKImage format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2020
Date Added: 01 Jul 2018

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