SUBMIT TO ASPIRANTS

Aspirants Co takes submissions for both print and online mediums.  Please take a close look at the submission guidelines for Aspirants Magazine and Aspirants Online before deciding to submit content or a feature request.

ASPIRANTS MAGAZINE

Aspirants Magazine is a print and digital publication that currently publishes on a quarterly basis. Our next print date is scheduled to be on November 1. All magazine issues follow a theme and we expect all submissions and feature requests to adhere by those theme guidelines.

SUBMISSIONS FOR ASPIRANTS MAGAZINE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS ON ASPIRANTS ONLINE.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Send all submissions to aspirantsmagazine@gmail.com with the subject title “Legacy Submission.” In the email, please include your: 

  • preferred name

  • age

  • pronouns

  • city, county, or country


Submissions are considered on a first come, first serve basis. If your submission is accepted, you will be expected to answer several interview questions for a full-length article about you and your work and copyedit your magazine spread.

THEME

LEGACY. Open. In progress. Bright. Natural. This issue, we’re playing around with cause and effect; how one person affects another. Looking back and looking ahead. What is a legacy? Lin-Manuel Miranda says it’s “planting seeds in a garden you never get to see,” but what is to you? We want to see connections, how they shape us, and if what we do matters to the the world that will continue on after us.

COLOR SCHEME

This issue, were bringing it back to the world we all live in with earth colors: blues, greens, browns, and yellows. Focus on the colors you find naturally in the world around you.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Anything! From poetry to photography to art—anything you can think of that can be published in print and/or online. We’re open to anything that falls under the theme.

IDEAS FOR CONTENT

Exercise what comes naturally. In this final issue of Volume 2, we want to shift the focus from the manmade to the humanity. We want to see flaws and imperfections. How does a legacy feel, taste, touch, smell, and look? Dissect your relationships and the impressions you’ve made on the people around you. What effect do you have on your community? Do our legacies outlive us? What makes us who we are? What happens after us? When our communities change, what is left of the previous groups we belong to? Who knows us? And is that important? Examine the world you built and what has made it grow the way it has. Does who we will be affect who we are now? How long do our reputations last?

To get a better sense of the vibe, check out our Pinterest board, updated for this issue.

Photo by Khristen Wilson of unnamed model

Illustration by solnczevorot

GUIDELINES

WRITTEN CONTENT (Narratives, Poetry, Fiction, etc.):

  1. All submitted written content should be original works that were not published to any other publications.

  2. All submissions should be free of vulgarity.

  3. Word limit is one thousand words.

  4. Any pieces with explicit political views will be reviewed by the editorial board, as Aspirants functions as a non-partisan entity.

VISUAL CONTENT (Photography, Illustrations, Collages, etc.):

  1. All submitted visual content should be original works that were not published to
    any other publications.

  2. All visual content should be void of nudity and other explicit imagery.

  3. Any pieces with explicit political views will be reviewed by the editorial board, as Aspirants functions as a non-partisan entity.

UNPRINTABLE CONTENT (Music, Films, etc.):

If you are a musician, videographer, or work in other mediums that can't be printed into a magazine, don't worry! We would still love to feature you, but the requirements are a little different than other categories.

  1. In your email, include link(s) or file(s) to access your works.

  2. Attach 1-5 visual(s).

  3. Content advertised should be original works that were not published to any other publications.

  4. ​Any pieces with explicit political views will be reviewed by the editorial board, as Aspirants functions as a non-partisan entity.

MISCELLANEOUS CONTENT:

  1. All miscellaneous content should be original work that has not been published to any other publications.

  2. ​Any pieces with explicit political views will be reviewed by the editorial board, as Aspirants functions as a non-partisan entity.

 

ASPIRANTS ONLINE

Aspirants Online is a digital publication that publishes weekly on Wednesdays.

All features are formatted in a Q&A/interview style.

This publication exclusively features organizations, brands, collectives, and other publications that aren't inherently creative in their nature, though it may make exceptions for others. Please do not submit a feature request for online if you are a creator.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Send all submissions to aspirantsonline@gmail.com with the subject title “online feature request.” In the email, please include the following. If you are a group of multiple people, we ask that you send the information for all participating parties.

  • name (as you would like it to be published)

  • organization/group name

  • age

  • pronouns

  • city, county, or country

  • if you have an intended publishing date or would like us to schedule one for you

 

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