frequently asked questions

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Who can contribute?

Any individual of Asian descent, caught at the cultural crossroads where east meets west. Regardless of where you are currently living; a small town, or big city, north or south of the equator, in a box… you are invited to contribute! No age limits, however, if you are under eighteen, please ensure that you have guardian consent when completing your contributor’s agreement.

I’m not that great at writing and I’m not very interesting, so I’m not sure if I should contribute?

We exist to amplify your voice that you already have, regardless of your ability to write or string together words of eloquence. If words aren’t your forte, perhaps you’d like to submit a visual depiction or creative piece instead. The beauty of this collective is that it is your collective; we wouldn’t exist without your stories and contributions. If that doesn’t inspire you to get those creative muscles going - feel free to take the readers seat! Perhaps you’ll shed a few tears of joy or momentary laughs from an overwhelming sense of belonging and understanding.

I’ve got too many stories and I don’t know which one to share?

We understand completely - it’s always a challenge to pinpoint one particular memory or experience. You are more than welcome to submit as many stories as you like - we may share the others in another issue, otherwise feel free to get in touch and we can help you choose!

How can I best contribute to THE ABC ISSUE’s success?

Sharing! Share your story or ideas with us so we can share it with others. Share our website and what we’re doing with your grandparents, pets, rivals, or partner-in-crime.

Do you pay for submissions of writing and opinion?

There may be scope for paid submissions for Features in the future, however, at present, our contributors submit pieces on a voluntary basis without financial compensation. We're in the early stages of organically growing our platform and community, and the contributions we receive are primarily driven by the passion of the individual in the writing of it.

What if I don’t want to include a photo for my Story?

No worries - we keep all our stories anonymous. You can exercise the option to not include a photo and let your words do the talking.

Where will my Story/Feature be published?

Your Story/Feature will be published on our website, and excerpts possibly being featured on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn). We are advocates of sharing the love!

Are there any timings that I should be aware of?

We are committed to publishing monthly issues so if you would like to be included in the next upcoming issue - be sure to send through your items by the last day of this month.