Marías at Sampaguitas is an online literary magazine that aims to elevate and highlight the creative voices of marginalized individuals, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, non-binary identifying folx, and everyone in between. It was created with the intent to be a safe space. We wanted to house the work of those who would otherwise not know where their work would be accepted. Even though the magazine’s title and slogan are in Tagalog, we wanted to make it clear that we accept submissions from everyone from all backgrounds. We aim to be a feminist, inclusive publication. We hope this inaugural issue is a reflection of our mission statement and inspires you to create not only for your community, but for yourself.
Representation is power, and we want to showcase the power in these writer’s voices.