"RADICAL SOFTNESS AS A BOUNDLESS FORM OF RESISTANCE" — GenderFail
"Here you were to be loved."  — James Baldwin
"We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit." Audre Lorde 

Calling our Queer/LGBTQIA family! We are looking for work that responds to all things SOFT. We accept poetry, prose, photography, and visual art. 

SOFT celebrates the revolutionary possibilities of determined kinship, radical kindness,  and unreserved tenderness defiantly affirming queer identities, subjectivity, and determination. In turn, offering new pathways for liberatory hope and futurity.

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Guest-edited by 

PJ Gubatina Policarpio

Deadline for submissions

April 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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FICTION

* Short stories, experimental or interpretive works of fiction, flash fiction, and micro-fiction pieces.

- Your name at the beginning of the submission.
- 7,000 maximum word limit.


CREATIVE NONFICTION / HYBRID

* Memoirs, experimental CNF prose, letters, and essays.

- Your name at the beginning of the submission.
- 7,000 maximum word limit.


POETRY

* Narrative, prose, or lyrical poetry, free verse, eastern or western poetic forms, or spoken word.

- Your name at the beginning of the submission.

- 3–5 poems max.


PHOTOGRAPHY & VISUAL ART

* Photography, painting, drawing, digital art, and et al.

- A low-res 72-dpi JPEG with a width of 950px

VISUAL ART

* Visual submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and many artists are interviewed by the editors on the TAYO Blog. Lastly, all visual submissions are considered for our annual issues. TAYO does not charge a Reading Fee for visual submissions.

* We accept: photography, painting, drawing, digital art, and et al.

* In your submission on our online submission manager, include:

- A low-res 72-dpi JPEG with a width of 950px.

- A cover letter with your name, contact information (email), and genre in the comments box, as well as why you believe TAYO is a right fit for your work. Please view an example cover letter, which was submitted to TAYO and The Feminist Press’ First Book Prize Contest, here.

Examples of TAYO Artist Interviews:

Eliseo Art Silva

Jonathan Reinert

Monica Magtoto

Humble Modesto


Welcome to TAYO's new Reviews Section. We hope to curate a space online where critical readership intersects with the myriad of Filipino/Filipino American books, adding to the growing scholarship of Asian American literature.

Call for Submissions (rolling): We're interested in reviews on Filipino/Filipino American literature, film, performances, exhibits, and visual art. If interested, please submit a brief query letter detailing your review proposal. Or, please email us a query letter at tayoliterarymag [at] gmail [dot] com.

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