The Nasiona

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Nasiona is a volunteer-led nonfiction storytelling organization that humanizes the Other by amplifying the voices and experiences of the systemically marginalized, undervalued, overlooked, silenced, and forgotten. Guided by a social justice compass, we actively work toward dismantling systems of oppression and creating a cultural shift through a community-centered podcast, magazine, publishing house, and internship program. We currently focus on the following story topics: being Latina/o/x, being mixed-race, LGBTQIAA+, diaspora and immigration, and womanhood and trauma, as well as stories that glimpse into Othered worlds.

In an age when telling the difference between reality and delusion is frighteningly labyrinthine, we focus on creative works based on facts, truth-seeking, human concerns, real events, and real people, with a personal touch.

From liminal lives to the marginalized, and everything in between, we promote narrative-led nonfiction stories that explore the spectrum of human experience. We believe that the subjective can offer its own reality and reveal truths some facts can’t discover.

We’re a diversity-friendly organization that values multicultural and multi-experience perspectives on what it means to be human. We look to erase borders, tackle taboos, resist conventions, explore the known and unknown, and rename ourselves to claim ourselves.

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Response Times

We are a small, volunteer-led storytelling organization, but promise to read/listen every piece you submit. Given those constraints, however, it may take up to six months to respond. Please do not inquire about your submission.

Contributor Rights and Payment

It is free to submit. Note, however, that we will only charge a submission fee when we've surpassed our Submittable allotted 100 free submissions per month.

Contributors retain all rights.

We are currently unable to pay writers for their contributions. 

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The Nasiona retains standard first publication rights for essays. All rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication.

Please send us your best work! We look forward to reading it.

The Nasiona