Aster(ix) is a play on asterisk, star, splat, a wildcard. It’s the censored and omitted. It’s footnotes and to be continued. (ix) honors Mayan heart-knowing, the alignment with divine will, the torch bearer. We cast lines between the future and the past, the possible and the impossible.
Editor-in-Chief/ Publisher/ Founder
Adriana E. Ramírez
Book Review Editor
Dawn Lundy Martin
Sun Yung Shin
Marta Lucia Vargas
Clarissa Leon (PITT MFA)
Amy Sara Carroll
Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Helena Maria Viramontes
Past Guest Editors:
Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe
Ana Maurine Lara
Layout and Design
Little Owl Creative
Aster(ix) Journal receives support from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English at University of Pittsburgh.
Q: Does Aster(ix) accept open submissions?
A: Thank you so much for your interest in our journal. At the moment we will only consider solicited submissions. However we will have open calls and reading periods throughout the year. The best way to learn about them is to subscribe to our newsletter, like us on FB or follow us on twitter.
Q: What are Asterisms & Microeditorials?
A: In addition to our thematic print issues we publish online throughout the year in Asterisms (full-length) and Microeditorials (brief).
Q: Who designed the beautiful logo?
A: Artist Bekhyon Yim designed the logo.;
Q: Who founded Aster(ix) and when?
A: Aster(ix) was founded by novelist Angie Cruz and nonfiction writer Adriana E. Ramírez in 2013. The name and mission of Aster(ix) was and continues to be fostered by our core council: Angie Cruz, Sheila Maldonado, Marta Lucia Vargas, Emily Raboteau, Adriana E. Ramírez and Nelly Rosario.
Q: How can one obtain permission to reprint works published on Aster(ix)?
A: Once published by Aster(ix) copyright reverts to the author. We ask that once reprint permission has been granted by author that all materials first published in Aster(ix) are credited accordingly.
Q: What about image copyright and permissions?
A: We have made every effort to credit images on this website. If you are the copyright holder of any un/mis-credited image on our site please contact us at info[at]asterixjournal[dot]com and we will either credit you properly or take it down. Please contact the credited artist for other image permissions.
Aster(ix) in the Media
- “‘Editing with Love and Openness is Activism.’ A Chat With Angie Cruz, Editor of Aster(ix),” The Review Review, Summer 2016
- “What It Means To Be an Inclusive Literary Journal,” Lithub, Summer 2016