Birds then came, bringing in seeds, and our pile became an oasis of life.
Pojawiły się ptaki, przynosząc nasiona i nasza skądinąd jałowa górka stała się oazą życia. (Polish)
The Nasiona is a volunteer-led nonfiction storytelling organization that amplifies the marginalized, undervalued, overlooked, silenced, and forgotten. Guided by a social justice compass and divorced from a profit motive, we cultivate the seeds of nonfiction through a community-centered podcast, magazine, and publishing house, as well as by offering editing services and an 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 foreign, at times extraordinary, 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.
We publish continuously, on a rolling basis, and accept submissions from emerging and established authors and content creators.
Our podcast is an extension of the magazine—where we bring the words to life.
We offer editing services for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction manuscripts of any length.
Our publishing house began publishing nonfiction book-length manuscripts in 2019.
Our internship program aims to contribute to the development of editors, journalists, podcasters, writers, scholars, and those interested in the publishing industry.
With our literary contests, we look to identify and celebrate some of the best original, unpublished creative nonfiction and nonfiction poetry out there.
We founded The Nasiona in the summer of 2018 in California.
Though based in hilly San Francisco, the world is our home. Help us cultivate this pile of seeds and we’ll do our best to create a worthy oasis for human life to not only exist but flourish.
The Nasiona depends on voluntary contributions from readers like you. We hope the value of our work to the community is worth your patronage. If you like what we do, please show this by financially supporting our work through our Patreon donation platform.
nasiona.mail (at) gmail (dot) com