Call for Submissions

SUSPECT: Call for Submissions

Singapore Unbound

New York, NY 10012




Mar 18, 2022

SUSPECT, as in “we suspect this work has qualities of greatness.” As in looking from the ground up, and not top down. As in “incredulity towards metanarratives” (Lyotard) in favor of microhistories, subversive perspectives, and marginalized identities. We SUSPECT that a SUSPECT like you has something SUSPECT to say. Say it.

We seek poetry, literary fiction, essays, and any kind of writings that do not fall into these categories, written or translated into English by authors who identify as Asian. We also publish reviews of books by Asian authors and interviews with Asian writers and artists.

Submit a group of 3-5 poems, a story, or an essay, with a brief cover letter, in MSWord format to Jee at We aim to reply within a month. Simultaneous submissions are fine with us, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We pay USD100.00 for an accepted contribution. We ask for the non-exclusive right to publish your work (1) on the website of SUSPECT accessible globally, and (2) in subsequent print anthologies.

SUSPECT grew out of SP Blog, the blog of the NYC-based literary non-profit Singapore Unbound. Started in 2016, Singapore Unbound champions freedom of expression and equal rights for all through our publications, events, and actions.

We can’t wait to read your SUSPECT writing!

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