Dear Poet,

Blue Oak Press (BOP) of Northern California ( is preparing They Rise Like A Wave: An Anthology of Asian American Women Poets (2020). The editors are Christine Kitano and Alycia Pirmohamed. 

You are invited to submit a poem or poems for inclusion in our anthology. Below this invitation are the requirements for submitting your work. There is no fee to submit your work. Each selected poet will receive a contributor’s copy.

Our anthology’s goal is to, in this troubling political and cultural era, share a true American perspective that defies any current effort to constrict the definition of American. We earnestly seek to create an anthology that celebrates our cultural, ethnic, religious, and political diversity. We will be including both emerging poetic voices and established Asian American women poets. We hope that our anthology is one drop in the inevitable wave that pushes back against the recent rise of racial and religious intolerance in America.

Please visit to learn more about our editorial team. We look forward to reading your work.

Randy White

Managing Editor

Blue Oak Press

Blue Oak Press