The Brown Orient
Based in San Pedro, Started 2018
The Brown Orient is an independent press and arts organization exclusively showcasing contemporary art and literature by Brown Asian women and queer folk in response to the dire underrepresentation of such talents. Featuring a semiannually print and digital literary journal as our flagship project, The Brown Orient is set to broaden our scope beginning in 2019 by officially launching as a publisher of annual chapbooks and an online community for collaborative opportunities dedicated to Brown Asian women and queer folk.
Beginning in 2019, The Brown Orient shall hold an open reading period twice a year, in February and August. We do not require submission fees, but donations of to our publication or other nonprofit organization catering to Brown Asian women and/or queer community will qualify for expedited feedback or editorial critique. Work submitted outside a given reading period will be considered for the next period. We publicize our calls for submissions on all social media platforms. More details can be found at our website.