DVAN Book Series Now Open for Poetry Submissions

Deadline: February 28, 2022

DVAN and Texas Tech University Press are pleased to announce that their book series will be open for submissions from early career and emerging poets from December 13 through February 28. For this reading cycle, we will be reviewing poetry in English, from the Vietnamese-American and broader Southeast Asian community. Manuscripts will be given full consideration by TTUP and writers and academics from the DVAN network.

Requirements :

  • Full book length manuscript (60-90 poems)
  • Manuscript must not yet be published
  • Please include an author bio with your submission

We are looking for any and all kinds of story and modes of expression. There is no singular story from the Diaspora and Asian-American community. We are looking for originality of voice, acuity of subject, emotional resonance, as well as themes and perspectives that have not often been centered in contemporary literature. As a nonprofit University Press, TTUP is unburdened by the commercial concerns of major publishers.

Please submit your manuscript to [email protected] by February 28. For questions contact Katherina Nguyen ([email protected]).

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network/Texas Tech University Press (DVAN/TTUP) series is a historical publishing collaboration that centers the complex, diverse, and creative voices of contemporary Vietnamese and Southeast Asian American literature. We seek to foster dialogues and disentangle Vietnam from war, while also acknowledging its ongoing legacy in shaping U.S. policy and culture. With this series, we hope to connect generations across our readership in community healing, inclusive educational growth, and encouraging a love of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian American literature for all.

To read more about DVAN, please check our their website and our conversation with DVAN cofounder Isabelle Thuy Pelaud.